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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.

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