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Lost time injury (LTI): Person fell over on helideck and broke arm

The Marine Safety Forum (MSF) has published the following Safety Flash regarding an incident in which a helicopter landing officer (HLO) was thrown off his feet by turbulence from the helicopter as it landed. He fell on the helideck, breaking his arm. The immediate cause of the incident was that the HLO was not sheltering properly from the downdraft as the helicopter landed.

The report can be downloaded from marinesafetyforum.org/upload-files//safetyalerts/msf-safety-flash-12.41.pdf

Safety Event

Published: 11 December 2012
Download: IMCA SF 13/12

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