Skip to comments.Sailor seriously injured after fall on board USS Kearsarge
Posted on 07/05/2016 4:24:04 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- A woman is in critical condition after she fell down an elevator shaft on board the USS Kearsage.
The Navy says the incident happened Thursday around 11 a.m., when the sailor was working near the shaft and somehow fell down several decks.
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Prayers for her.
LHD-3. Amphibious Assault ship. U.S. Marines, MV-22 complement, and a bunch of helicopters. Not as big as a CVN but big nontheless. Pretty good description on Wiki.
Uses aircraft elevators to move aircraft from the hangar deck to the flight deck and vice versa. Sounds like she may have fallen into one that was on the hangar deck.
Since the ship was in port, the medical situation isn’t as bad as it could have been.
Why does it matter that it was a woman sailor.
Unless she was shot, she is probably getting better care on the Kearsarge than 98% of our emergency rooms and followup care. See the comment below from Wikipedia.
The military trains its MDS and medics re gunshot wounds in hospital ERs and post trauma care in Metro areas like LA, Chicago and San Diego
Additionally, Kearsarge is fully equipped with state-of-the-art command and control (C&C) systems for flagship command duty, and her medical facilities are second in capability only to the Navy’s hospital ships, USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy. These facilities allowed Kearsarge to serve a dual role during the 1999 NATO bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, as a platform for bombing missions against Yugoslav forces in Operation Allied Force, and as a treatment facility for Albanian refugees in Operation Shining Hope.
Served on aa LHA which these ships replaced.....she likely fell 20 to 40 feet. They have cargo, ammunition as well as Aircraft elevators. All ships are industrial environments full of hazards. Prayers
Based on commentary from a relative who is on the Stennis, she's either making out with her lesbian squeeze or getting pregnant from another sailor.
Yup they sure seem to want to make a big deal about that.
Wishing this sailor a full and speedy recovery.
A small fall 2-3’ on an ungiving steel deck hurts like hell. She is probably lucky to be alive.,
Disability pension for life ftw. You go, girl!
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