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Old 26-01-2012, 07:43   #1
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Appledore Crewman Dies After Fall from Mast

The first mate of the schooner Appledore who sustained serious injuries January 17, when he fell approximately 50’ onto the 86’ ship’s deck while working aloft has died, according to a family member.

According to Lt. Jeff Fry, senior investigating officer for U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West, J.C. Smith, 25 was in a harness and working near the top of the schooner’s mast when the accident occurred at approximately 9:00 a.m. last Tuesday. At the time, the Appledore was tied up at the wharf, with Smith and 2 other crew members onboard.


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Old 26-01-2012, 08:18   #2
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Re: Appledore Crewman Dies After Fall from Mast

Too bad. I was aboard this boat last summer.

Wow. I read the details. No second safety line and insufficient turns on a cleat? Wow. He looked like a big fella...should have had two of him belaying that line. That's rough.
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Old 27-01-2012, 12:31   #3
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Too bad. I was aboard this boat last summer.

Wow. I read the details. No second safety line and insufficient turns on a cleat? Wow. He looked like a big fella...should have had two of him belaying that line. That's rough.
Yeah it is really sad.....especially because it should not have happened
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Re: Appledore Crewman Dies After Fall from Mast

another story about it:

Appledore worker falls from schooner's mast | KeysNews.com
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Re: Appledore Crewman Dies After Fall from Mast

Let's hope the reason why this happened gets spread so others can be saved.
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