Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Ship Crewman Critical After Being Struck By A Cable

A 56-year-old Newcastle man is in a critical condition and undergoing surgery after he was struck by a cable while working on a ship in a Tasmanian port. Tasmania Police said the man was working under a crane on the Bass Strait Trader, at Bell Bay, north-east Tasmania, when he was struck by a cable that snapped about 2.30pm (AEST).
Bell Bay, Tasmania
Suffering critical arm injuries, he was treated at the scene before being taken to Launceston General Hospital, where he was undergoing surgery. Police said the man is employed as a crewman on the Bass Strait Trader. The Australian Marine Safety Authority has been notified and will investigate.

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