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Accident: 47846.015 - Employee Is Caught Below Deck On A Capsized Tugboat And Drow

Accident: 47846.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 07/03/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
917531.01507/10/2013Brennan Marine, Inc.
At 6:00 a.m. on July 3, 2013, an employee was assisting with towing a barge on t he Mississippi River. The employee removed the mooring lines from the lock boll ards and the barge captain tried to engage the engines but the engines did not e ngage, leaving the tugboat with no propulsion capabilities. The tugboat drifted and was swept through a dam lock where it rolled to its port side. The captain a nd a coworker were in the pilot house cabin and were swept overboard before bein g rescued. The employee had left the pilot house to go to the deck below and wa s caught by the water flowing into that level. The employee drowned.
Keywords: barge, drown, drowning, ship
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 917531.015 22 M Fatality

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