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F. Walker @ Lower Mississippi Mile Marker 136 Reserve, LA 70084
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 488320/Marine Cargo Handling
Mailing: F. Walker & Lower Mississsippi Mile Marker 136, Reserve, LA 70084
Case Status: CLOSED
Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 24435.015
Employee Dies When Caught And Crushed Between Barges
At 3:15 a.m. on July 16, 2012, Employee #1 was walking alongside the F Walker Cr ane Barge when the AEP River Operations Barge Number PML264B tugboat operator pu lled away from the crane barge. This placed tension on the 1-inch wire rope use d to connect both barges and it popped from its mooring, hitting Employee #1 who fell into the water between the two vessels. The Operations barge closed in an d crushed Employee #1 between it and the F Walker Crane Barge. Employee #1 was pulled from the water and transported to the hospital where he died from his inj uries.
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