Occupational safety in aquaculture – Part 2: Fatalities in Norway 1982–2015
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This article presents an overview of reported fatalities in the Norwegian aquaculture industry focusing on the production of Atlantic salmon and trout, which dominate the fish farming industry in Norway. The data on fatalities from 1982 to 2015 are registered by SINTEF Ocean, which is the only data source available. The fatality data set includes information on the incidents leading to fatalities, activities conducted at the time of fatalities and the time of year the fatalities were registered. The article discusses the fatality trends in light of the characteristics and changes in the Norwegian fish farming industry during the last three decades. This provides useful information for determining the most important current safety challenges and for developing efficient safety management in aquaculture.