BSAFE CASE STUDY: FATAL CRUSH INCIDENT
Published: 3 June 2021
The second officer on a general cargo ship was fatally injured when he was crushed between the ship’s gantry crane and a stack of cargo hold hatch covers during post-cargo loading operations while alongside in port. He was attempting to pass between the hatch covers and the stationary crane on the main deck, when the chief officer drove the crane aft, trapping and crushing him against the hatch covers.
The full case study, lessons learned, reflective learning form, presentation and Britannia commentary on the incident are available on the Britannia website here.