Mars Report 2013
A crewmember suffered a serious laceration when his hand came into contact with the edge of the steel finishing strip (usually a preformed or extruded ‘C’ channel) that is commonly fitted around the perimeter of the accommodation door shutters onboard ships.
On investigation, it was found that the steel channel that was wrapped around the door margins had become slightly raised and its flange presented a burred and razor sharp lip. This was most likely caused by the cutting process of the steel during the door’s manufacture. It was subsequently discovered that several doors had the same hazardous defect.
As a remedial measure, the crew spent considerable time and effort in depressing and then blunting the edges of the strips with a smooth file and emery cloth/paper. As a preventative measure, the ship’s operator passed the information on the hazard to the vessel’s builder and the door supplier.
Click at Mars Report No. 21 for relevant photos
Source: The Nautical Instiute