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  • Published: 5 Jan 2024

Line of fire near miss during lifting operations

Line of fire near miss during lifting operations
Line of fire near miss during lifting operations

Description of Incident

A member of the deck crew member put themselves in the line of fire during landing of a structure on the back deck of a vessel.

The installation aids (bumper bars) were insufficient to stabilise the load, resulting in the structure being landed narrowly missing the individual, and damaging an adjacent container.

The bumper bars were a critical barrier for keeping the banksman safe on the walkway but as they were not spaced far enough apart for the structure, they allowed a rotational movement of the load.

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