Electrical shock is a serious risk for riggers in most shipyards. The following incident raises awareness of this.
Two riggers discovered that the initial path they planned to take was blocked by another crane. They selected another route that appeared to be clear. Their focus on ground obstacles prevented them from noticing low-hanging electrical wires above. Crane contact with the wire resulted in the death of one of the riggers.
Analysis and Preventive Measures
Although the primary cause of this fatality was not noticing the low - hanging electrical lines, there were several other contributing factors: