Alerts iconUK HSE: fatal injury following catastrophic failure of pressure test equipment

What happened? A 64-year-old worker was fatally wounded by shrapnel ejected from testing equipment.  He was leak testing eight 1500 litre cylinders, by applying compressed air inside to create pressure.  Whilst in the process of venting the air through the test manifold, it catastrophically failed and fatally injured the worker.  See the full press release … Continue reading “UK HSE: fatal injury following catastrophic failure of pressure test equipment”

Alerts iconUnsafe lifting operations – potential dropped object

What happened? The Marine Safety Forum (MSF) has published Safety Alert 19-15 relating to a potential dropped object during unsafe lifting operations.  An observation was recorded during a routine vessel crane lifting operation.  The lift was a pallet laden with chemical drums being lifted from the quayside onto the vessel using webbing slings.  The only … Continue reading “Unsafe lifting operations – potential dropped object”