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WSH: fatality – worker hit by ship crane during lifting operation

The Workplace Safety and Health Council of Singapore (WSH) has published a safety bulletin regarding an incident in which a worker was hit and fatally injured by a ship crane during lifting operations. The worker was assisting in a lifting operation to unload cargo from a vessel to the wharf. He was within the slewing zone of the ship crane on the main deck when he was struck by the crane’s structure as it moved. The worker was conscious at the time of the accident but he passed away whilst being conveyed to the hospital.

Members may wish to review the following similar incidents (key words: slewing):

Safety Event

Published: 18 December 2014
Download: IMCA SF 19/14

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