May 012009

Jersey Evening Post reports that a French fisherman was seriously injured and taken to Royal Bournemouth Hospital for treatment after being lifted from the engine room two floors below deck by firefighters and paramedics.

He had apparently been sitting on the driveshaft when the vessel began to move, causing severe injuries to his leg and severing a main artery.

The dangers of working on machinery made to rotate without ensuring that it doesn’t operate unexpectedly are wincingly clear.

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