‘Serious Injuries’ After a Fall Down Hold of a Ship in King George Dock


On Monday, a man reportedly sustained grievous injuries after sustaining a fall down the hold of a cargo ship.

What happened?

The Humberside Fire and Rescue Service personnel reportedly received a call at around 7:30am from Yorkshire Ambulance Service who required help lifting a man from the hold of a ship in King George Dock.

Grievous injuries:

Fire-fighters had to be called to a dock in east Hull after a man suffered ‘serious injuries’ by falling down the hold of a ship.

Seven minutes later, Humberside Police was also called by paramedics after being told the casualty had ‘grievous injuries’ sustained as a result of his fall.

Three fire engines were dispatched and arrived at the scene a short time later.

Man rescued:

According to a spokesman for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, “No equipment was used to rescue the man out of his predicament but fire-fighters used their “manpower” to rescue him from the hold of the ship”.

Investigation underway:

Humberside Police confirmed the Health Safety Executive had been informed about the incident and that officers had left when no action from the police was required.

The port officials have initiated an investigation to determine the root cause of the accident.

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Source: Hull Daily Mail


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