September 25, 2008 | Mark Paradies

Accident on Nuclear Submarine Kills One

A Machinist Mate Third Class was killed while cleaning near the rudder of the USS Nebraska, a nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine.

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When you put a face with a fatality, the accident becomes much more personal.

Let’s hope that a thorough root cause analysis is performed and real lessons learned are shared to stop “rudder accidents” from happening again. (This isn’t the first time someone has been crushed by a rudder.

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