EYE INJURY


Mumbai, Monday, January 27th, 2003

This occurred when I was on watch with a Jr. Engineer. Both of us were working on a spare fuel pump. In the mean time I wanted to clean a part by buffing.

I just switched on the buffing machine; and suddenly some thing fell in to my eye.Immediately I showed it to the Jr. Engineer. He said there is a piece of wire, which having pierced my eye was hanging out.

We were at sea at that time, and mercifully no damage was done when the wire piece was pulled out from my eye. This could have been prevented if I had been wearing "Goggles" for eye protection.