The Marine Safety Forum has published the following safety flash regarding an incident in which someone was struck by a tugger wire assembly, requiring subsequent hospitalisation. The incident occurred when a vessel was deploying a 15 Te anchor during a pre-lay operation. The rigging assembly parted and both tugger wires recoiled around the cargo barrier. The injured person was struck on the head and suffered head injuries.
The root causes of the incident lay in failure to properly identify and assess the risks of the particular task.
The safety flash can be downloaded from marinesafetyforum.org/upload-files//safetyalerts/msf-safety-flash-14.34.pdf
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