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On 17 September 2011, the first electrical engineer on board the passenger/ro-ro ship Spirit of Tasmania I fell through an opening in a catwalk between two of the ship's main engines. He fell about 2 m to the deck below, amputating the top of his left middle finger, fracturing his left ring finger and injuring his right shoulder and buttock. He was treated on board and later taken to hospital.

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General details
Date: 17 September 2011 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 22:50 UTC  Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Station Pier, Melbourne  
State: Victoria  
Release date: 24 November 2011 Occurrence category: Incident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Serious 
Vessel details
Operator: TT-Line Company 
Departure point:Devonport, TAS
Destination:Station Pier, Melbourne, VIC
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Last update 27 August 2012