Report on occupational accident, fall on board Marinor (LAGQ7) on 21 December 2015 off the coast of California

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Description

An AB worked with the sea lashing equipment for a lifeboat when he fell 5 metres down to the deck below and perished as a consequence of the injuries he suffered in the fall.

The crew had not conducted a risk assessment prior to commencing the specific work, which the company has implemented corrective measures for after the accident.

The producttanker Marinor were in international waters when the AB worked with the sea lashing equipment for the freefall lifeboat on the poop deck. He used a ladder to get access to one of the lashings. It was in this operation he fell 5 metres down to the deck below and perished as a consequence of the injuries he suffered in the fall.

No safety recomendation is issued in connection with this investigation.

Location
International waters, 200 n.m. west of the Channel Islands, California, USA
Occurrence date
21.12.2015
Accident category
Personal injury
Area
International Waters
IMO number
9332626
Name of vessel
Marinor
Accident type
Fall on board, Fatal Accident
Vessel type
Tanker
Register
The Norwegian International Ship Register
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