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  • Published: 5 Jan 2024

LTI: gangway collapsed

Gangway collapsed
Gangway collapsed

Description of Incident

A person was badly injured when a gangway collapsed as he was using it. The incident occurred when the injured person requested permission to leave Vessel 2, which was moored outside of and alongside Vessel 1, which was alongside in a shipyard.

The injured person was unaware that Vessel 1 was undergoing engine tests, and the gangway was not in use. However, the gangway had not been removed completely, due to scaffolding structure being in the way. There was no gangway watch nor were there any signs and barriers in place. As the injured person started to walk down the gangway, it collapsed causing the person to fall and break both heels. Medical evacuation was arranged and fracture of both heels was confirmed afterward.

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