Accident Report Detail
Accident: 200556637 - Barge Worker Is Knocked Into River And Drowns
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|314772369||07/28/2011||4491||Monroe Marine & Associates, Llc|
On July 27, 2011, Employee #1 was on the front of a derrick barge flipping a block over with a pry bar. On the second flip, it became stuck at a 45-degree angle. Employee #1 then put the pry bar into the sheave and attempted to turn it the rest of the way. When the block turned suddenly, it knocked Employee #1 into the Mississippi River. He was pulled under the bow of the barge by the river currents and resurfaced at the stern of the barge several minutes later. Employee #1 was pulled unconscious from the river. He was transported to River Parishes Hospital and then transferred to LSU University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
|1||314772369||Fatality||Other||Ship captains and mates, except fishing boats|