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Accident: 120479.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall While Lashing Containers To Deck

Accident: 120479.015 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 10/06/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1436088.01510/07/2019Tri-State Maritime Services, Inc
At 3:30 p.m. on October 6, 2019, Employee #1 was standing on Cargo Hold Hatch 2, lashing 2-tier containers to the deck with a coworker. The port shore crane ope rator lowered a container into position on top of the fifth inboard 2-tier conta iner stack to start the third tier stack at Hatch number 2. A shipping container semi-automatic twist lock device at the bottom of a cargo container being set, located above and to the right of the employee, broke free, and struck him on th e head. The employee stumbled and fell approximately 10.5 feet at the unprotecte d main deck edge, coming between Hatch number 2 and number 1. He was killed in t he fall.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, container, containerized cargo, crane, fall, falling object, hatch, head, struck by, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1436088.015 52 M Fatality Stevedores

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