Crush incident involving steel plates on cable ship Wave Sentinel with loss of 1 life
Location: Off Cornwall, England.
Completed PE Summary: Wave Sentinel
A short summary of the accident and action taken:
|Registered Owner & Manager:||Global Marine Systems|
|Port of registry:||London|
|Date & Time||22/08/02 12:27|
|Location of incident:||English Coastal waters|
|Incident Type:||Accident to person|
|Injuries/ fatalities:||1 fatality|
A crewman was fatally crushed under steel plates when unsecured stanchions were removed to assist with the steel plate on to a recently constructed storage rack.
The Chief Inspector wrote to the vessel operator highlighting three safety issues
No risk assessment for the work carried out
Inadequate supervision of the work carried out
Cultural differences on board can lead to unquestioned following of superiors orders