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Worker on Navy Ship Rescued From Confined Space

By MarEx 2016-08-08 11:08:03

[Brief] On Thursday afternoon, local firefighters in San Francisco rescued a worker who fell 15 feet into a confined space on a U.S. Navy auxiliary vessel. The vessel, the Kaiser-class replenishment oiler Guadalupe, was in dry dock at a private facility at the time of the accident. 

The worker suffered moderate injuries but was conscious and breathing. The fire department said in an update that he would be taken to a trauma center, and that his injuries were not life threatening. 

An observer on scene told MarEx that the confined space was a cargo fuel tank of 60 feet in depth, and that the ship’s crew stabilized the victim and prepared him for extraction.

A fire department spokesman said that the injured man was not a Navy servicemember.