• Published: 31 Jan 2023

Individual fell from height - Anchor Handling

Anchor Handling
Anchor Handling

Description of Incident

The incident occurred while disconnecting the anchor on the starboard side of a vessel. The riser chain was being prepared to be laid into the chain locker for stowage. Both anchor chain lockers were uncovered. The worker went to grab an endless wire sling near the open starboard forward chain locker, but the wire sling got stuck so the worker pulled it harder and stepped backwards. The worker stumbled into the open chain locker but managed to maintain their grip on the wire sling, preventing them from falling to the bottom of the locker. After a couple of minutes holding onto the wire sling the worker lost their grip and fell approximately 2m to the bottom of the chain locker.

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