2003 California Boating Safety Report

Chart 25 — Fatalities by Cause of Accident

Total Causes = 104
Total Fatalities = 61

Operator inattention played a role in 36% of fatalities, followed by operator inexperience (31%).

Many accidents had more than one cause, which is reflected in this chart.  The “Other” category includes causes that do not fit into any of the categories listed above.

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