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  • Published: 5 Jan 2024

Worker cut hand on broken mirror

Worker cut hand on broken mirror
Worker cut hand on broken mirror

Description of Incident

A crew person on a vessel sustained a deep cut on the left thumb while attempting to repair a broken mirror. The mirror had shattered because the closet (bathroom) door in his cabin had fallen off the hinges. The person had reported to the Chief Officer that the closet door in his cabin had become detached. The Chief Officer instructed the person to wait while he organized deckhands to assist in fixing the closet door. While the Chief Officer was on the deck coordinating with the deckhands, the person returned to his cabin. Shortly thereafter, he came back to the deck with a deep cut on his left thumb and promptly informed the Chief Officer about the injury. The Chief Officer administered immediate first aid and subsequently arranged for medical attention through an authorized medic.

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