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  • Published: 20 Jun 2024

Dropped welding fume extraction hood

Dropped welding fume extraction hood
Dropped welding fume extraction hood

Description of Incident

During pipelay activities onboard a vessel, a welding fume extraction hood (which weighed 215kg) fell onto a work station below. A crew member working in the welding station was struck from behind by the extraction hood causing them to fall to the ground. If the person had been struck in a different manner by the extraction hood, this could have resulted in a fatal injury.

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