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.
The cause of the accident was a rigging failure; the line was improperly attached to the hook. However this accident became a fatality because the rigger was not tied off properly. Fall protection would have prevented his death.
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