Nov. 26: As the lobster season is about to begin, the WCB encouraged fishermen to make safety a priority. In 2008, there were 421 fishing industry injuries. Of those, 172 people were injured seriously enough that they lost time from work. And eight people died at work in the fishing industry last year. The seafood processing sector also had its share of injuries, with 445 in 2008, including 105 injuries causing time lost from work.