Description of Incident
Crew members were involved in the manual handling and storage of a large bunker hose when a member of the work party slipped on spilt oily material, resulting in a broken leg.The area where the worker slipped was an isolated spot that did not have any grating in place, and the area was contaminated withgrease and water from previous activities.
When the Emergency Response Team arrived to rescue the injured worker, it became apparent that the work area was only accessiblevia a spiral ladder which made it impossible to stretcher the worker to further medical assistance. The only stretcher access was via the unbolting of a vertical hatch leading to the bottom carousel area, which would have been time consuming.
Fortunately onthis occasion the injured worker was able to assist in moving themselves up the spiral ladder without the need for a stretcher.
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