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.
|Date:||15 May 2005||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Release date:||10 November 2005||Occurrence category:||Serious Incident|
|Report status:||Final||Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Type of operation||Bulk Carrier|
|Damage to vessel||Nil|
|Departure point||At anchor|
|Departure time||At anchor|