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The ATSB is investigating a fatality on board the OOCL Kula Lumpur, when it was near Port Botany, New South Wales.

On 3 June 2018, the ship was proceeding to the Sydney pilot station, with an estimated time of arrival 1000 Eastern Standard Time. At 0930, the electrical officer was working on an elevator, with another employee nearby. The officer had climbed on top of the elevator and closed the elevator door. The officer subsequently sustained fatal injuries.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview relevant personnel on the ship and collect other relevant evidence.

A report will be released at the end of the investigation. Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, relevant parties will be immediately notified so that appropriate safety action can be taken.

General details
Date: 03 June 2018 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 0930 EST Investigation phase: Evidence collection 
Location   (show map):near Port Botany Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Fatality 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Accident 
Anticipated completion: 2nd Quarter 2019 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Vessel details
Vessel: OOCL Kuala Lumpur 
Flag: Singapore 
IMO: 9367176 
Sector: Container 
Damage to Vessel: Nil 
Departure point:Fremantle, WA
Destination:Sydney, NSW
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Last update 06 June 2018