Fatalities in Swedish skydiving.

  title={Fatalities in Swedish skydiving.},
  author={Anton Westman and Ulf Bj{\"o}rnstig},
  journal={Accident; analysis and prevention},
  volume={37 6},
Exact risk patterns in skydiving fatalities are not well known, but incomplete world injury data indicate that many are preventable. A comprehensive national material for Sweden of 37 skydiving fatalities 1964-2003 were reviewed to identify risk factors. In relation to jump volume, the period 1994-2003 had a fatality rate 11 times lower than 1964-1973. Student skydivers had the highest risk of fatal outcome, often caused by instability in freefall leading to unstable parachute activation with… CONTINUE READING

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