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BY THE NUMBERS 2014, there were 133 injuries to crew members where these injuries between 2013 and 2014. Injury data may the “vessel class” or “vessel service” was either “towing also be grouped by type of accident. Four accident types vessel” or “barge,” of which 67% of injuries were classi- appear to account for most of the higher severity inju- ? ed as minor or moderate. In 2013, 68% of the injuries ries, namely (1.) falling onto a surface, (2.) Line handling/ were classi? ed as minor or moderate. In comparing seri- caught in lines, (3.) being struck by moving object, and (4.) ous, severe and critical injuries, there was an increase in those crushed between objects.

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