The Marine Safety Forum has published safety flash 14-27 regarding an incident in which a crew member lost the tip of his finger when it was crushed between the ship’s rail and a bulk hose connection on which he was working.
Injuries to fingers, hands and feet are amongst the more common incidents reported to IMCA. We focus here on crush injuries to fingers caused during cargo or mooring operations. members may wish to refer to the following similar incidents (key words: crush, injury, fingers)
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