One of our members has recently received the following information on an incident: A fatality occurred when a worker was using an air-powered disc grinder to cut grooves into cast iron. The disc fractured and a large fragment penetrated the worker’s face shield and hit his face, with fatal consequences. Several rule-violating factors contributed to … Continue reading “Use of hand-held disc grinders”
A recent incident on one of our members’ vessels occurred when working on an internal lifting tool, using a fork lift to lift and install grippers. The gripper fell off of the forks and hit a man on his hand, causing serious crush wounds. The main reason for the incident was that the forks were … Continue reading “Fork lift truck operation”
A recent fatality involving such a door on an IMCA member’s vessel provided a timely reminder of the number of lives lost and the serious injuries caused by the incorrect operation of power-operated watertight doors. All power-operated watertight doors are designed to ensure maximum safety of the ship and to persons using them, but safe … Continue reading “Accidents when using power-operated watertight doors”
We have a safety alert from Hydrasun Limited concerning reported failures of 3/8″ R6 hose type bail-out whip assemblies.
One of our members has reported a serious injury which one of its personnel received while completing maintenance on an ROV manipulator. ROV personnel were in the process of repairing a hydraulic leak on one of the two seven function manipulator arms installed on their ROV. The injured person inadvertently placed his index finger in … Continue reading “ROV personnel injury”
We have received information concerning part of the manufacturer’s name plate, weighing 250g, falling off of an offshore crane on an offshore installation, landing 21m below on an over-side scaffold at deck level. There was no-one on the scaffold at the time and no work was ongoing in the immediate vicinity. The following initial findings … Continue reading “Crane incident”
We have received the attached safety announcement from the Norwegian Maritime Directorate.
The following three incidents involving leg injuries have been reported by one of our members: Knee injury A rigger was working on the aft deck of the member’s vessel when rolling action of the ship caused him to lose his balance and trip over the support bracket for an umbilical roller guide. He fell heavily … Continue reading “Leg injuries: knee injury, ankle injury (1), Ankle injury (2)”
A member has reported the following incident. A senior mechanical technician was involved in bleeding a hydraulic hose connected between an A-frame and a pump unit. The coupling was loosened such as to allow the air to be vented from it. When the hydraulic fluid started to be ejected from the coupling which he was … Continue reading “Workshop finger injury”
Single trip tote bags are commonly used in the onshore construction industry for delivering quantities of building materials such as sand. Because of the convenience, they have been adopted in subsea construction operations for delivering a quantity of sand bags, for example, to the seabed. While one of our members’ vessels was mobilising, such a … Continue reading “Failure of bulk loading bag”