A Russian crew member of a merchant ship was killed after an accident onboard the vessel, which is berthed at Kamarajar port in Ennore on Friday (11 Nov 2022).
Another crew member, a Philippines national, escaped with injuries on his thigh in the accident.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the wire rope in the crane on the docks snapped and fell on them during loading operations.
The deceased man was identified as Vinokurov Konstantin (44), of Kaliningrad in Russia. The injured worker from the Philippines was identified as Aldovino Rommel Casas (43), of Batangas city in the Philippines.
They were part of the crew members of the UHL Fortune container ship that was berthed in the Kamarajar Port. The crew were engaged in loading containers laden with car spare parts when the wire rope fitted on the crane snapped and fell on the ship. Konstantin suffered a severe injury on his head killing him on the spot, while Casas suffered an injury on his leg and is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Kodambakkam. Local police have registered a case and are investigating.