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Archive for November 2014

Unprotected Propellers Can Maim and Kill: AFLOAT December 2014

AFLOAT, an Australian boating magazine published an article on the dangers of boat propellers in their December 2014 issue. The article includes news clips from two recent high profile propeller accidents involving children down under. 1. A 12 year-old New Zealand school was seriously stuck on the arm when the rowing team skiff was struck […]

Milligan UK boating accident inquest

An inquest into the deaths of Nicholas “Niko” Milligan and his daughter Emily in a May 2013 boating accident at Padstow Harbor in the UK was held November 10-11 2014 in Truro. The incident was deemed to be an accident. We covered the accident earlier at Nicholas Milligan accident and the subsequent MAIB report. The […]

Preventing Pontoon Boat “Over the Bow” Propeller Accidents

Children and adults have been falling off the bow of pontoon boats and being stuck by the propeller for decades. A typical scenario involves children sitting on the bow, outside the fence, with their feet dangling in the water as the boat moves forward. They hit a larger wake or wave and are pulled overboard […]

Preventing Pontoon Boat Over the Bow Propeller Accidents by DESIGN

This post is a subpart of our larger coverage of Preventing Pontoon Boat Over the Bow accidents. Engineering & Design In our opinion, DESIGN is one of the most overlooked and under utilized tools to prevent pontoon boat over the bow propeller accidents. Traditionally engineers identify hazards then apply the Product Safety Hierarchy to make […]

Propeller Safety Year in Review 2014

A review of the major propeller safety events in 2014 including safety meetings, accidents, legal cases, deaths of those involved in the movement, statistics, patents, articles published, public service announcements, anniversaries, regulations, and other related events.