Singaporean ship worker dies after falling 13m from HMAS Success sea boat

The NWSH (National Workplace Safety and Health) Campaign just kicked off in June, with the theme being “Say No to risk’s at work”. Unfortunately, there are still tragic accidents happening, that perhaps could have been prevented. As mentioned in the article below.  Safety is an issue that has to be placed priority no matter where your workplace is. Nevertheless, deepest condolences to the family and friends of the casualty.


From: AAP , May 08, 2011 12:30AM

A SINGAPOREAN worker has died after falling off the Royal Australian Navy vessel HMAS Success in Singapore.

The civilian sub-contractor fell off the auxiliary oiler replenishment class vessel about 5pm (AEST) on Friday, the Department of Defence said in a press release.

Success is docked in Singapore while it undergoes a double-hull conversion, a Defence spokesman said.
The man was working on one of the ship’s sea boats when he fell 13m into the water.
Three navy sailors entered the water and brought the unconscious man to the surface.
A navy medic provided first aid before an ambulance transferred him to a local hospital where he later died. The man was a contractor working for the Australian-based company Defence Maritime Services.

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