Alaskan king crab fishing is carried out during the winter months in the waters off the coast of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. The commercial harvest is performed during a very short season, and the catch is shipped worldwide.
Alaskan crab fishing is very dangerous, and the fatality rate among the fishermen is about 80 times the fatality rate of the average worker. It is suggested that, on average, one crab fisherman dies weekly during the seasons.
Over 80% of the deaths are caused by drowning or hypothermia. There is also great risk of crippling injuries causded by working with the heavy machinery and gear.
These facts drew the attenion of the Discovery Channel and on April 12, 2005 the first season of ten episodes of the aired.
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