Alerts iconUK HSE: Two workers suffer multiple burn injuries

What happened? An oil refinery company was sentenced for safety breaches after a 2013 incident in which two workers suffered life-changing injuries from an uncontrolled release of high pressure and high temperature steam. The two workers, one of whom was an apprentice were re-assembling high pressure steam pipework following maintenance of a steam turbine driven … Continue reading “UK HSE: Two workers suffer multiple burn injuries”

Alerts iconNear miss: sudden Loss of air from diver bail-out bottle

What happened? A diver was returning to the dive basket to be recovered when he heard a “popping” sound and realised his first-stage regulator appeared to have failed and the contents of his bail-out bottle were escaping. His bail-out bottle contents went to zero. The diver was recovered to the surface without further incident. The … Continue reading “Near miss: sudden Loss of air from diver bail-out bottle”

Alerts iconFall of a suspended load on general cargo vessel ZEA Servant injuring two crew

What happened? The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has published an Accident Investigation Report 11/2020 relating to an incident on the general cargo vessel ZEA Servant in Campbeltown, Scotland. Two crewmen were injured when a suspended load fell and struck them. The suspended load was the cargo hatch lifting gear; as it was lifted … Continue reading “Fall of a suspended load on general cargo vessel ZEA Servant injuring two crew”