TT Talk - ICHCA International highlights crane danger

  • Date: 18/05/2005
  • Source: TT Talk 66

In the April edition of its bulletin Cargo World, ICHCA International reports on an incident where a trainee dockworker was killed when he was crushed and fell from a container crane. He had left the crane cab and was crossing from the movable walkway attached to the rear of the cab onto the crane’s fixed walkway. The crane operator had an obstructed view of the crossing point and believed that the trainee had already descended. As the crane driver moved his cab off, the trainee was caught between the sets of railings on the two walkways and suffered severe crush injuries before falling to the ground.

ICHCA International notes that this fatality led to court action in which it was said that the company should either have prohibited people from visiting operational cranes or installed interlocking access gates that would have prevented the crane cab from moving while anyone was crossing between the walkways. ICHCA understands that a similar accident has happened in an RTG in another country where the deceased fell 20 metres. It comments that the implication of these accidents is that all owners or operators of container cranes (and other similar types of crane) should review their own equipment and procedures to ensure that similar accidents do not occur again.

Through Transport Mutual Insurance Association Limited and TT Club Mutual Insurance Limited, trading as the TT Club. TT Club Mutual Insurance Limited, registered in the UK (Company number: 02657093) is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. In Hong Kong, TT Club Mutual Insurance Limited is authorised and regulated by the Hong Kong Insurance Authority, in Singapore by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and in Australia by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. In the United States, TT Club Mutual Insurance Limited is approved as a surplus lines insurer in all states and is accessible through properly licensed surplus lines brokers. The registered offices are: 90 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 4ST.

Through Transport Mutual Insurance Association Limited, registered in Bermuda (Company number: 1750) is authorised and regulated in Bermuda by the Bermuda Monetary Authority. 

The UK VAT Identification number for Through Transport Mutual Insurance Association Limited is: GB 564 5244 35 and for TT Club Mutual Insurance Limited is: GB 564 3375 30. The Italian VAT Identification number for TT Club Mutual Ltd is: 03627210101.

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