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On 10 December 2002, the third engineer aboard the bulk carrier Golden Bridge was killed whilst engaged in maintenance work in the engine room. A perspex sightglass exploded into his face when the fresh water generator he was working on was accidentally pressurised. The explosion blew the engineer backwards and he struck his head causing a fatal injury.

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General details
Date: 10 December 2002 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: N/A  
Location:Off Norah Head Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Fatality 
Release date: 30 September 2003  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Serious Incident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Vessel details
Vessel: Golden Bridge 
Flag: Pan 
IMO: 9118848 
Type of Operation: Bulk carrier 
Damage to Vessel: Nil 
Departure point:Japan
Destination:Port Kembla, NSW
Fatal: 1001
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Last update 19 May 2016