Table 6

Trends in the fatal accident rate in British commercial fishing, 1976–95

Time periodDeaths from accidents at workPopulation at riskFatal accident rate per 100000 fishermen-years (95% CI)Relative risk fishermen: all workers
1976–80150111255135 (101 to 169)52.5
1981–858711368177 (49 to 104)35.7
1986–90117111191105 (73 to 127)55.0
1991–9510010422896 (65 to 127)76.6
1976–95 454 440355 103 (88 to 119) 52.4