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Just after 0920 (ship's time) on 16 May 2005, the engineer cadet on the bulk carrier Golden Bell fell through an open section of deck grating while working in the ship's engine room. He landed on the bottom deck plates, approximately seven metres below, suffering severe head and internal injuries. The ship was at anchor off the Western Australian port of Dampier.

The cadet died as a result of his head injuries a short time after being evacuated by helicopter to the Nickol Bay Hospital in Karratha, about 20 km from Dampier.

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General details
Date: 15 May 2005 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 0920 UTC+8  
Location:Dampier Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia Occurrence type: Fatality 
Release date: 10 November 2005  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Serious Incident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Vessel details
Vessel: Golden Bell 
Flag: KOREA 
IMO: 8813661 
Type of Operation: Bulk Carrier 
Damage to Vessel: Nil 
Departure point:At anchor
Departure time:At anchor
Destination:At anchor
Fatal: 1001
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