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OSHA Spud Barge Safety Fact Sheet

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During marine construction work deck barges are held in place by vertical steel shafts known as spuds. The spud equipment typically consists of forward and aft spuds and a diesel engine-powered spud winch. Three methods are available to prevent the spud from accidentally dropping or slipping: latching the winch foot brake; engaging a steel pawl that fits into a notched ring on the outside of the winch drum; and inserting a steel securing pin directly through the fully raised spud, preventing it from free-falling if the winch or cable fails.

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