“Bad Practice” of Personnel Transfer to Another Vessel Using Crane

Roughneck Crushed from Falling Container – Incident Investigation

During a lifting operation in connection with offloading of a vessel, a roughneck was crushed between a container hanging in a crane hook and a row of containers on the cargo deck. At the time, he was in a position which made it impossible to escape the cargo.

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Fatality Caused by Crane Trolley End Stop Onboard Cargo Ship – Investigation Report

This accident investigation report refers to the fatal crush of a boatswain between the end stop for the crane’s trolley and the railings up on the walkway as the crane’s outriggers were swung in. None of the other persons who were up on the crane at the time of the accident observed the incident, but the ship’s management was notified as soon as it became clear that the boatswain had been crushed and first aid measures were implemented immediately. The ship’s management also called for medical personnel from ashore, who arrived quickly. Despite the steps taken, it was not possible to save the boatswain’s life.

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Fire Caused by Crane’s Engine Onboard Offshore Platform – Investigation Report

This Accident Investigation Report refers to a fire which broke out in a vent stack on Valhall PCP on Wednesday 13 July 2011. It was detected at about 16.37. At that time, a vessel had arrived and crane operations were under way on the south-eastern side of the facility. Staffing on the Valhall field centre totalled 626 people at the time.

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Fatal Fall from Offshore Platform – Investigation Report

On the morning of May 19, 2000, a contract employee was using a portable of Accident winch (come-along) to remove a section of removable guardrail for the purpose of accommodating the installation of the mounting beams of a temporary crane. One end of the come-along was attached to the section of guardrail to be removed, while the other end was attached to a section of fixed guardrail located approximately 5 feet above the guardrail to be removed. As tension was applied to the come-along, the upper guardrail failed at its base welds and detached from the deck. As a result of the detachment, the employee fell approximately 60 feet to the Plus 10 deck and sustained fatal injuries.

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