State report details fisheries injuries

 


By Molly Dischner

Alaska Journal of Commerce

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A recent state analysis of injuries treated at a Dutch Harbor clinic provides some patterns on who is injured, and on what vessels, in Alaska’s fisheries.

According to a report from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Division of Public Health: “It is not surprising that the majority of the non-fatal injuries occurred on catcher processors, as they employ the largest number of workers and process the largest volumes of seafood relative to other vessel types.’’

The division’s analysis relied on da...



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