ORANESS - Occupational accident on 10 November 2011


ORANESS departed Sarpsborg on 7 November 2011 on a voyage for Szczecin. Due to damage to the main engine, the ship anchored at Copenhagen Roads on 9 November 2011. 

An examination revealed that a cylinder head was broken and had to be changed.

In order to lift the cylinder head it was necessary to remove a grating on the upper deck in the engine room, leaving an opening. During the work the ship’s assistant fell into the opening in the deck and landed on top of the main engine. In the fall, he broke three ribs.

The report can be downloaded in PDF format here.