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IMCA safety flashes disseminate important information on incidents and potential hazards and the lessons learnt from them that can help prevent incidents occurring elsewhere in the industry.

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Open toed shoes on an escalator (not work related)

What happened A member reports an incident in which someone got their leisure footwear (sandals) caught in an escalator and narrowly escaped a serious injury to their foot. Someone’s right […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 29/22


MAIB: A scalding injury

What happened The Marine Accident Investigation Branch Safety Digest 2/2022 includes an incident in which an engineer suffered severe scalding to his face. The incident occurred during rounds, when a […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 27/22


LTI: burns to forearms

What happened? During pipe coating application work at a third-party sub-contractor worksite, a worker received serious burns to both forearms, that resulted in an LTI. The injury occurred at the […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 27/22

LTI: person suffered serious crush injuries

What happened During offshore drilling operations, a drilling assistant sustained serious crush injuries, resulting in several weeks away from work.  He was injured when he leaned out of the rooster […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 27/22

MAIB: “pinkie is no longer perkie”

What happened The Marine Accident Investigation Branch Safety Digest 2/2022 includes an incident in which a crew member on a large cargo vessel lost part of their finger while passing […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 27/22




Serious injury during mooring operations: rope parted

What happened The Marine Safety Investigation Unit of Transport Malta has published Safety Investigation Report 10/21 into a serious injury which occurred during the mooring of a chemical tanker of […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 23/22


LTI: fractured finger during anchor handling  

What happened? A crew member suffered a serious finger injury when he got his finger trapped. The incident occurred when a vessel had been installing mooring elements, suction anchors and […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 22/22



Fall leading to serious personal injury

What happened A crew member suffered a fall leading to concussion and other serious injuries. The incident happened when he was single-handedly trying to hold and manoeuvre a drill tool […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 20/22


LTI: Diver suffered crush injury to finger

What happened A diver sustained a crush injury to his finger. The incident occurred when a diving support vessel was working on a decommissioning project, and the dive team were […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 20/22



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