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Lost time injury (LTI): Crewman broke leg falling into tank

The Marine Safety Forum (MSF) has published the following Safety Flash regarding an incident in which a crewman fell over four metres from the main deck into a tank and broke his leg. The incident occurred during preparation for tank cleaning onboard a platform supply vessel. The crewman was securing the area with blocking (barrier) tape and while moving backwards, he stepped into the tank, fell and fractured his femur.

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Safety Event

Published: 18 January 2013
Download: IMCA SF 01/13

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