Coroner concludes fisherman’s death involving trawl door was ‘unfortunate accident’ that was ‘preventable’

A verdict of accidental death was recorded after a 51-year-old fisherman on board a vessel in West Cork lost his life following an accident involving a trawler door. Olounfumi Eugene McCauley, who was originally from Sierra Leone but was living in Gran Canaria, passed away from injuries he incurred following an accident on the Novo Alborada fishing vessel in Castletownbere in West on June 24, 2018.,,, A lifting operation was in place to bring a trawler door on to the vessel. However, Mr Barry said the trawler door fell into the sea pulling on the combined rope causing it to move at “lightning speed”. Mr McCauley was hit in the process. >click to read< 16:49

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