Archive of: Injuries / Fatalities

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Health problems may have prompted pilot's fatal ladder fall

A federal pilot who died in a fall from a Jacob's ladder off the Delaware coast was "severely overweight" and was taking several medications for cardiovascular ailments, the U.S. Coast Guard said in an investigative report

September 2009

Staten Island ferry loses power, injuring 17 during hard landing

A Staten Island ferry slammed into its slip injuring 17 after all of its motor-drive transformers failed and the vessel lost propulsion

September 2009

Cargo surveyor dies when basket carrying him between ships falls into Pacific Ocean

August 2009

Mechanic, fearing collision with bulk ship, leaps from disabled small boat and drowns

August 2009

Coast Guard issues safety alert to mariners in response to electrocution of third engineer

August 2009

Tug captain who fell overboard unnoticed by his crew saved after 70 minutes in water

May 2009

New deck hand who was about to quit remains missing

May 2009

Deck hand suffers broken leg after falling from ladder

May 2009

Towboat deck hand in Alabama dies after falling overboard during a smoking break

May 2009

Coast Guard medevacs three mariners from ship hit by rogue wave

May 2009
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