IMCA Safety Flash 27-22

IMCA has published Safety Flash 27-22.

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MAIB: “pinkie is no longer perkie”

A crew member on a large cargo vessel lost part of their finger while passing through a hydraulically operated sliding door to an adjoining machinery space. The door was fitted with a operating lever handle on either side. The crew member used their right hand to operate the lever handle and the door began to open to the right. The crew member walked through the doorway and placed their left hand on the lever handle on the other side, pushing it down once more to continue the operation.

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LTI: person suffered serious crush injuries

During offshore drilling operations, a drilling assistant sustained serious crush injuries, resulting in several weeks away from work. He was injured when he leaned out of the rooster box, between the guard railings, and was caught between the compensator carriage and the rooster box.

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LTI: burns to forearms

During pipe coating application work at a third-party sub-contractor worksite, a worker received serious burns to both forearms, that resulted in an LTI. The injury occurred at the start of the operation when the pipe was being coated with the first layer. During this operation the transition between pipes required the manual application of a spatula to mark the pipe cutting area. While marking the pipe, the injured person’s arm touched the pipe due to an unexpected movement of the pipe assembly, causing serious burns to both forearms.

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LTI: Foot trapped between pipes

During pipe handling operations a rigger positioned himself at the pipe’s bottom layer gap. A pipe from the upper layer rolled down into the space on the bottom layer, trapping the riggers left foot resulting in a Lost Time Injury (LTI).

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MAIB: A scalding injury

The incident occurred during rounds, when a cruise ship’s third engineer discovered a leak on the drain valve for one of the vessel’s four economisers. There was an open-ended pipe running from the valve to a tundish drain in the deck. The Chief Engineer was briefed and a decision was taken to conduct a repair. The economiser’s circulating pump was stopped and the inlet and outlet valves were shut; the plan was to leave the system to cool down overnight before the repair.

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