Fatality Caused by Crane Trolley End Stop Onboard Cargo Ship – Investigation Report

This accident investigation report refers to the fatal crush of a boatswain between the end stop for the crane’s trolley and the railings up on the walkway as the crane’s outriggers were swung in. None of the other persons who were up on the crane at the time of the accident observed the incident, but the ship’s management was notified as soon as it became clear that the boatswain had been crushed and first aid measures were implemented immediately. The ship’s management also called for medical personnel from ashore, who arrived quickly. Despite the steps taken, it was not possible to save the boatswain’s life.

2013.06.17 - Investigation Report on Fatality Caused by Crane Trolley End Stop onboard Cargo Ship Figure 1

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