Alert 01 – 28 Fatality Involving Watertight Door

Alert 01 – 28 Fatality Involving Watertight Door


A worker’s body was found caught between a hydraulic powered watertight door and the door jam in the port aft column of a semi-submersible. The worker had been subcontracted to perform general cleaning on the rig associated with oil based mud use. The deceased was pinned in an upright position facing the doorjamb, with his left hand on the actuating handle for the door.

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