Mars Report 2013

The Nautical Institute has issued Mars Report No.14 regarding foot injury onboard vessel. Two crewmembers were engaged in securing the grit blasting equipment on deck for the night.

While moving the machine to its intended stowing position, the trailing grit hose snagged on an obstruction. As one person went to free the hose, the other seaman found it impossible to hold the top-heavy, wheel-mounted unit. As the unit toppled over, the seaman let go and tried to jump clear, but the equipment fell on his left foot.

Despite his steel toed-safety boots, the impact inflicted a serious crush and cut injury.

He was stretchered to the ship's hospital, and was given first aid and treatment according to radio medical advice.

Find more information by clicking at Mars Report No.14-2013

Source: The Nautical Institute