UK yard worker crushed to death by faulty lift

A UK shipyard worker died yesterday while working on repairs to a ferry. The accident happened at Falmouth docks in Cornwall when Steve Summerside, 45, was crushed by a servicing lift. He was working on the Irish Ferries controlled 51,000 gt Ulysses which was in for an annual refit.

Local police are investigating the accident.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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