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$post_typeFatal fall from height on-board Seatruck Pace in Liverpool in December 2018

What happened? The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has published accident Investigation Report 9/19 into a fatal fall from height.  A crewman from the Cypriot registered ro-ro freight vessel Seatruck Pace died as a result of 4.5 metres fall through a vehicle ramp hatch. The crewman was working alone and preparing to paint the … Continue reading “Fatal fall from height on-board Seatruck Pace in Liverpool in December 2018”

$post_typeNear miss: failure of work procedures during hot work at height

What happened? During a crew change handover walk around the vessel hull, the Master observed a welder working close to the open/unsecured edge of a PS davit area.  The incident occurred during planned installation of additional access support plates at the port side davit area.  A ‘hot work permit to work’ was raised for completion … Continue reading “Near miss: failure of work procedures during hot work at height”

$post_typeLost time injury – person slipped on the stairs and broke his arm

What happened? A member of the engine room team suffered a serious injury to his left forearm while carrying a pail of lubrication oil from the steering flat to the engine room.  He was carrying the pail on his right shoulder with both arms in support, and descending some stairs.  With two steps remaining, he … Continue reading “Lost time injury – person slipped on the stairs and broke his arm”

$post_typeLost time injury (LTI): Finger injury during main engine exhaust valve overhaul

What happened An engineer suffered a crushed finger when there was an unplanned movement of a main engine exhaust valve during maintenance. The second engineer and a fitter were working together on the overhaul of a main engine exhaust valve. After completion, the valve was tested with compressed air. Once the air was shut off … Continue reading “Lost time injury (LTI): Finger injury during main engine exhaust valve overhaul”