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Commercial Fishermen: Southern shrimpers work through dangerous conditions

From 2000 to 2009, 504 fishermen were killed while on the job.  The fatality rate in 2011 was 35 times higher than the rate for all U.S. workers.   The majority of the deaths was a result of drowning, followed by injuries sustained on board – mostly by the mechanical deck winch. [email protected]