Covadonga Mooring Fatality

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Damaged shoe hints at victim's injuries

Germany’s Bundesstel le für Seeunfalluntersuchung, Federal Bureau of Maritime Casualty Investigation, has released its report into the fatality of a worker at the Brunsbuttel Lock due to head injuries as a result of a parting mooring line. On the 28th October, 2008, interaction between the moored TMS Covadonga, awaiting entry into the lock, and TMS Lister, which was emerging from the lock caused movement of the former which led to the forespring snapping and hitting a worker on the dock.

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