Fall from Height in Cargo Hold Kills a Worker



A dock worker died after falling into the cargo hold of a Cargo Vessel at the port of Burgas, Black Sea.  The incident occurred when the 44-year old worker was unloading metal blanks from the cargo ship Santana.

The port authorities rushed to the scene of the accident with an ambulance and emergency teams to provide first aid to the injured worker.  The worker, unfortunately, passed away en-route to the hospital.

An investigation has been launched to determine how the accident occurred.  According to the preliminary investigation, it has been found that the safety rules for cargo handling operations were violated by the working team, who were clearing the metal blanks from the cargo vessel.  The authorities will extremely inspect the brigade for following the regulations during working at heights.

The cargo handling operations at general cargo vessel were hampered during the accident but later were restarted.  The ship left Port of Burgas en-route to Mariupol, Ukraine.

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Source: Topnovini