Coroner's Court of Western Australia

Inquest into the Death of Samuel Eya LEOPOLODO

Inquest into the Death of Samuel Eya LEOPOLODO

Delivered on :26 May 2015

Delivered at : Perth

Finding of : Coroner Linton

Recommendations :No

Orders/Rules : N/A

Suppression Order : N/A

Summary : The deceased was working over the side of the container ship MSC Siena in seas off Fremantle on 17 November 2011 when he was involved in an accident. He was lost overboard in a severely injured state.  He was seen to enter the sea in a lifeless state.  The deceased’s body has never been found.

The inquest focused primarily on determining whether the death of the deceased could be established beyond reasonable doubt. In addition evidence was heard about how safety issues raised during the investigation into the deceased’s death had been addressed by his employer, Allseas Marine.

The Coroner at the conclusion of the inquest hearing found that the management of Allseas Marine, the company which was responsible for the vessel the deceased was working on at the time, have taken steps to ensure that important lessons about safety, and the dangers of complacency, are learnt from the deceased’s tragic death.

The Coroner concluded that that on the basis of all the evidence the death had been established beyond reasonable doubt.  The Coroner found that death was by way of Accident from unknown causes.

Catch Words : Training and Safety Management : Weather Conditions : Missing Person at Sea : Accident


Last updated: 27-Feb-2024

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