DETERMINANTS OF CREW INJURIES IN TOW VESSEL ACCIDENTS

Based on a unique set of microdata for tow vessel accidents covering the period 1981-91, this paper estimates negative binomial Poisson regression models in order to identify those factors that determine the incidence of fatal and nonfatal injuries. Among the results, this study finds crew fatalities are elastic with respect to vessel age for fire/explosion accidents, but inelastic for other types of accidents. Moreover, fire/explosion accidents produce the largest number of fatal and nonfatal injuries, followed by collision and material/equipment failure accidents. Thus, policies aimed at reducing fires and explosions are likely to be efficacious in minimizing fatal and nonfatal crew injuries.

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  • Authors:
    • McCarthy, P
    • Talley, W K
  • Publication Date: 2000

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  • Accession Number: 00800425
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 20 2000 12:00AM