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WSH: fatality – worker crushed by engine piston assembly

The Workplace Safety and Health Council of Singapore has published a safety flash regarding an incident in which a worker was fatally crushed by a piston assembly within the engine room of a marine vessel docked at a shipyard. The accident occurred during engine overhaul works. During the installation of the piston assembly, a worker entered the crank case to carry out alignment work. While doing so, the piston assembly suddenly fell, crushing the worker who was positioned directly beneath the assembly. He was immediately extricated by fellow workers and sent to the nearest hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries about two hours later.

Members may wish to refer to the following similar incident (key words: crush, fatality):

Safety Event

Published: 5 February 2015
Download: IMCA SF 02/15

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