[Watch] Crewman Falls from Crane onto the Deck


On August 7, a crewman sustained serious injuries after falling down five metres from a crane onto the deck of a ship.

What happened?

The Coastguard have released footage of the rescue of a crewman who suffered serious injuries after falling five metres from a crane to the deck of a ship laid up in the River Fal.

A coastguard spokesperson said: “Once on scene, the gentleman was quickly located on the deck of the vessel with serious injuries.”

Crewmember rescued:

The injured crew member was located and airlifted him using coastguard rescue helicopter. The Falmouth coastguard rescue team, both Falmouth lifeboats and an ambulance team were all sent to the ship at King Harry Reach at around 9.30am.

The coastguard had originally thought the rescue would require a restricted access, technical rope team, and were transported to the ship, the 160m long cargo vessel Netherland Reefer, on board the all weather lifeboat.

Airlifted to hospital:

The spokesperson further added, “Team members worked closely with lifeboat crew members to stabilise and package the casualty ready for transport in R924. Once the winchman was connected, team members used a high line to steady the stretcher on the winch. The man was then airlifted from the deck of the ship and taken to Derriford Hospital. We wish the casualty a speedy recovery”.

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Source: Maritime and Coastguard Agency on Facebook