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Fatal crush injury during vessel hull maintenance

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has published the following report regarding an incident in which a crewman was fatally injured whilst repairing paintwork on the hull of a vessel. The crewman was crushed between the vessel’s hull and the lifting frame of the vessel’s fast rescue craft (FRC), which was positioned alongside the vessel’s port quarter to repair a small area of damaged paintwork. The crewman suffered severe internal chest injuries and was evacuated ashore for medical treatment. He died soon after arriving at hospital.

The report can be downloaded here.

Safety Event

Published: 15 February 2013
Download: IMCA SF 04/13

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