Safety, Environment & Legislation

2009 Safety Flashes

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IMCA Safety Flash 01/09 – January 2009

  1. Anchor drag near-miss incident
  2. Dangers of medicine abuse
  3. Counterfeit hydrostatic release mechanisms for life-rafts

IMCA Safety Flash 02/09 – February 2009

  1. Winch drum failure: Deep water operations
  2. Schat Harding Product Awareness Notice - Free-fall lifeboat hooks

IMCA Safety Flash 03/09 – March 2009

  1. Diver entrapment
  2. Dive bell gas loss during internal bell checks
  3. Crushed finger
  4. Near-miss incident involving a diver's umbilical
  5. Bolt failures on Lawson ROV launch and recovery systems

IMCA Safety Flash 04/09 – April 2009

  1. Burns suffered in confined space
  2. Hand injury caused when worker tripped over hazard
  3. Mooring incidents

IMCA Safety Flash 05/09 – April 2009

  1. Fire in vertical lay system moonpool
  2. Personal locator beacons on helicopters

IMCA Safety Flash 06/09 – May 2009

  1. Super Puma helicopter accident - initial report
  2. Fatality during lifting operations
  3. Failed nipple on bolt tensioning jack

IMCA Safety Flash 07/09 – June 2009

  1. Fatal electrocution
  2. Electric shock near-miss
  3. Lifeboat D-ring failure
  4. Worker fatally injured during pipelay operations

IMCA Safety Flash 08/09 – June 2009

  1. Near miss - dropped clump weight
  2. Reintroduction of personal locator beacons on helicopter flights
  3. Fall from height
  4. Sodasorb burn injury

IMCA Safety Flash 09/09 – June 2009

  1. Poor maintenance and subsequent failure of welding equipment

IMCA Safety Flash 10/09 – July 2009

  1. Compact fluorescent lights interfering with communications equipment
  2. High potential near-miss during back loading
  3. Lifeboat davit failure
  4. Uncontrolled movement of A-frame

IMCA Safety Flash 11/09 – August 2009

  1. Falling object - struck by crane stop/striker plate

IMCA Safety Flash 12/09– August 2009

  1. Pillar valve failure
  2. Dropped object near-miss
  3. Lift bag lost when rigging parted

IMCA Safety Flash 13/09 – September 2009

  1. Use of pre-mixed nitrox gases

IMCA Safety Flash 14/09 – October 2009

  1. Failure of gas supply to diving bell
  2. Torn ankle ligaments
  3. Potential threat to aviation posed by Skysails

IMCA Safety Flash 15/09 – October 2009

  1. Trapped diver umbilical incident resulting in diver fatality
  2. Lost time injury: Gangway deployment
  3. Helicopter Task Group update: Briefing on S-92 helicopter fleet
  4. Importance of inspecting fall protection equipment

IMCA Safety Flash 16/09 – November 2009

  1. Near miss: Unexpected lowering of a suspended load
  2. Near miss: Loss of a small crane ('cherry picker') wire
  3. Hand injury: Injection of hydraulic fluid
  4. Tumble dryer fire onboard a vessel
  5. Bell bottom door hydraulic operating system failure
  6. Near miss: ROV fuse bolt failure

IMCA Safety Flash 17/09 – December 2009

  1. Injury during personnel transfer capsule operation
  2. Loading and securing of containers

IMCA Safety Flash 18/09 – December 2009

  1. Fatality during pressure test
  2. Fatal incident onboard a dive support vessel
  3. Lost time injury to leg
  4. Loss of ROV: dropped object