Incident Information on Fatal Accident with Lifting Appliance

This incident information refers to a fatal accident involving a lifting appliance. A provision crane loaded pallets onboard a vessel using a pallet fork. After landing the pallet on the vessel’s deck, the pallet fork was cleared and the crane operator moved the crane outward to pick up new load. During this operation, the crane wire broke and the pallet fork and the hook fell down and hit one of the crewmembers on the vessel. Despite the effort of the vessel’s own crew, dedicated first aid personnel and a doctor, the injured person died shortly after the accident.

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