- Almost three days passed between the accident and the death of the chief officer. Internal bleeding is a serious injury, but its consequences can take time to become apparent.
- Even seemingly minor accidents can have serious consequences. Always have injuries attended to and pay special attention to possible internal injuries.
- Decisions as to fitness for duty after an injury should not be left exclusively to the victim. Company procedures should give guidance to Masters and crew on actions subsequent to diagnosis.
- Every lift should be carefully undertaken with regard to keeping the boom-head directly over the hook.