Friday, 12 April 2019

In what appears to be a developing story, we're borrowing a couple of photographs from the "Operators" FB page which depict an accident that allegedly occurred at a Pakistani port earlier today.


In what appears to be a developing story, we're borrowing a couple of photographs from the "Operators" FB page which depict an accident that allegedly occurred at a Pakistani port earlier today.
From those photographs, we're led to believe that an industrial truck (what appears to be a 22,000 lb capacity forklift) attempted to lift and move an MT 40' open top container within a rudimentary, unimproved container yard.
In doing so, it appears likely (but not confirmed) that the machine's counterweight became unshipped, moving the center of gravity well forward and resulting in the severing of the machine's mast/lifting carriage.

The latter assembly fell backwards, and apparently crushed the operator while still in his seat. We've purposely omitted photographs of the victim being attended to by fellow workers. Judging by those photographs, his prognosis appeared very grim.
We presently have no disposition of the operator's current status, but have written to an official of the local labor organization with the hope and expectation of receiving more information.

 

Ron Signorino

Longshore Safety.  President at The Blueoceana Company, Inc.

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