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Göteborg: 6 September 2019

Case study: Workplace accident in cargo hold


Quite small efforts could have prevented this accident where a stevedore died of the injuries from falling down a ladder in the cargo hold.

This case shows the importance of risk assessment being done and monitored.

Two stevedores were in the cargo hold finishing their job. It was in the morning and they had started their shift the previous evening. They had worked for more than 12 hours. When they were leaving they had to first climb up a vertical ladder, then ascend a spiral staircase and for the last 2.5 metres climb up another vertical ladder to get out of the cargo hold…

Read the whole case Fatal fall from ladder »
(From our publication Claims at a Glance 2019)


By highlighting the risks and causes of on board injuries we are striving at assisting shipowners and crews in their safety work.

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