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Accident: 14558084 - Third Mate Pushed Into Elevator Shaft; Fell 20 Feet To Deck

Accident: 14558084 -- Report ID: 0418500 -- Event Date: 01/13/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1741901101/14/19864491Puerto Rico Marine Management, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS A THIRD MATE ON A MARITIME VESSEL (RO-RO). HIS DUTIES INVOLVED CHECKING TO INSURE THAT STOWED CARGO, INCLUDING CONTAINERS ON TRAILER CHASSIS, WERE PROPERLY SECURED. HE POSITIONED HIMSELF BETWEEN AN ELEVATOR SHAFT AND A VEHICLE WHICH WAS BACKING UP. (THE REASON HE PLACED HIMSELF IN THIS HAZARDOUS POSITION IS NOT KNOWN.) HE WAS STRUCK AND PINNED BETWEEN THE TRAILER AND THE END OF A GUARD RAIL AT THE ELEVATOR SHAFT. WHEN THE VEHICLE MOVED FORWARD, EMPLOYEE #1 FELL APPROXIMATELY 20 FEET DOWN THE ELEVATOR SHAFT. HE LANDED ON A LOWER DECK. HE WAS KILLED.
Keywords: work rules, ship, fall, struck by, backing up, elevator shaft
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17419011 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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