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Vol 67, No 1 (2016)
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Submitted: 2016-03-22
Accepted: 2016-03-22
Published online: 2016-03-30
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Accidents on board merchant ships. Suggestions based on Centro Internazionale Radio Medico (CIRM) experience

Paolo Napoleone
DOI: 10.5603/IMH.2016.0005
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Pubmed: 27029925
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International Maritime Health 2016;67(1):21-23.

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Vol 67, No 1 (2016)
MARITIME TELEMEDICINE Original article
Submitted: 2016-03-22
Accepted: 2016-03-22
Published online: 2016-03-30

Abstract

Background: This statistical study was performed to find out the occurrence of accidents on board ships assisted by Centro Internazionale Radio Medico (CIRM) during the years 2010–2015, with the aim of providing suggestions in accident prevention, based on such a wide experience.

Materials and methods: The case histories of CIRM in the years 2010–2015 were examined. The total number of accidents per year was calculated and compared as a percentage with the total number of cases assisted by CIRM per year.

Results: The incidence of accidents on board in these years ranged between 14.4% and 18.4% of total cases assisted per year, which is constantly increasing. The most common injuries on board among cases treated by CIRM were contusions and wounds. Also burns and eye injuries were significantly represented. Multiple injuries and head injuries were found to be the most frequent cause of death on board due to an accident.

Conclusions: More information on the occurrence and type of accidents and on the body injured areas should represent the basis for developing strategies and campaigns for their prevention.   

Abstract

Background: This statistical study was performed to find out the occurrence of accidents on board ships assisted by Centro Internazionale Radio Medico (CIRM) during the years 2010–2015, with the aim of providing suggestions in accident prevention, based on such a wide experience.

Materials and methods: The case histories of CIRM in the years 2010–2015 were examined. The total number of accidents per year was calculated and compared as a percentage with the total number of cases assisted by CIRM per year.

Results: The incidence of accidents on board in these years ranged between 14.4% and 18.4% of total cases assisted per year, which is constantly increasing. The most common injuries on board among cases treated by CIRM were contusions and wounds. Also burns and eye injuries were significantly represented. Multiple injuries and head injuries were found to be the most frequent cause of death on board due to an accident.

Conclusions: More information on the occurrence and type of accidents and on the body injured areas should represent the basis for developing strategies and campaigns for their prevention.   

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Keywords

maritime health, accidents, occupational hazards, seafarers, safety, CIRM

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Title

Accidents on board merchant ships. Suggestions based on Centro Internazionale Radio Medico (CIRM) experience

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 67, No 1 (2016)

Article type

Original article

Pages

21-23

Published online

2016-03-30

DOI

10.5603/IMH.2016.0005

Pubmed

27029925

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2016;67(1):21-23.

Keywords

maritime health
accidents
occupational hazards
seafarers
safety
CIRM

Authors

Paolo Napoleone

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