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Accident: 61769.015 - Employee Is Struck By Overhead Cargo And Is Killed

Accident: 61769.015 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 05/10/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
976941.01505/11/2014Gulf Stream Marine
At 7:15 p.m. on May 10, 2014, a longshoremen was placing dunnage for cargo to be placed on a vessel. The vessel was loading a 302 metric ton blowout preventer (BOP). While the BOP was being lowered, employees started placing dunnage under the skid that was mounted to the bottom of the BOP. This placed them within inc hes of the skid and directly underneath the BOP, when a pin in the spreader bar came out of its housing causing the wire rope to disengage dropping one side of the BOP to the deck. The skid that was attached to the bottom of BOP became una ttached on one side striking the employee and knocking him down to the deck. Th e skid then came down landing on the employee's legs causing an amputation of bo th legs. The employee was killed.
Keywords: amputation, falling object, hoist, hoisting mechanism, leg, struck by, vessel--container
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 976941.015 61 M Fatality Longshore equipment operators

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