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Accident: 201508140 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed By Shipping Container

Accident: 201508140 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 09/24/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31006144509/25/20074491Stevedoring Services Of America
Employee #1 was a lasher whose duties include securing the shipping containers when loaded on the ship or releasing them from being secured to be unloaded off the ship. On the day of the accident, the shore-based container crane was lifting containers on the ship which did not lock properly to each other. The crane operator lifted one container just high enough to set it down again so that it will lock to the other container below it. Instead, it swung and hit Employee #1 who was nearby and crushed him against the ship's steel-frame catwalk. Employee #1 suffered massive internal injuries and died.
Keywords: longshoring, equipment failure, crushed, containerized cargo, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310061445 Fatality Other Stevedores

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