Alerts iconNear-miss: Dropped object from crane

A member has reported a near miss incident in which there was a dropped object from a crane.  A protection bar from the small hook on the main crane came loose and fell from approximately 70m down to deck, leaving a small dent in the deck. This incident serves as a timely reminder.  Members are … Continue reading “Near-miss: Dropped object from crane”

Alerts iconDropped object near-miss: small parts falling from crane rest

Two members have reported incidents in which a Teflon pad fell from a crane rest during the parking of the crane. Incident 1 During piling operations on a chartered vessel, the crane had been used to recover an upending tool to deck. After de-rigging the crane, the riggers left the deck, while the crane operator … Continue reading “Dropped object near-miss: small parts falling from crane rest”

Alerts iconReliance on crane limits caused crane damage and dropped objects

A member has reported an incident in which a crane was damaged and objects fell to the deck in the vicinity of personnel. The incident occurred when a crane operator, whilst attempting to stow the block during the hours of darkness, had difficulties in seeing it due to poor lighting conditions and the boom angle … Continue reading “Reliance on crane limits caused crane damage and dropped objects”

Alerts iconDropped object: Signage dropped from crane boom

A member has reported an incident in which a piece of metal fell from a crane boom. The incident occurred on a vessel whilst alongside during the testing of the luffing motors’ braking system on the main crane. During this testing the crane boom made an uncontrolled descent into its crutch, resulting in a 60 … Continue reading “Dropped object: Signage dropped from crane boom”

Alerts iconDropped object from crane

What happened? A composite block forming the end stop topping of a crane fell 20m from the crane to deck.  The incident occurred after a Suez Canal transit, when it had been necessary to use the crane to lift a small boat into and out of the water.  After clearing the canal, the crane had … Continue reading “Dropped object from crane”

Alerts iconDropped object near miss – crane boom bumper stop falls off

What happened? This was a high potential near miss dropped object incident in which a crane boom bumper stop fell onto the crane cab.  No personnel were injured; however, there was potential for serious or fatal injury.  The incident occurred during preparation for vessel reactivation following a period in warm stack; a crane mechanic spotted … Continue reading “Dropped object near miss – crane boom bumper stop falls off”

Alerts iconDropped object fell from crane – Poor communication/lack of awareness/control of work

A member has reported a dropped object incident in which a CCTV camera (weighing 5.8kg) fell approximately 3m down a crane pedestal ladder before being arrested by its data cable, which prevented it falling on to the main deck. A 50Te crane was tasked with the recovery of subsea equipment. During this operation the crane … Continue reading “Dropped object fell from crane – Poor communication/lack of awareness/control of work”

Alerts iconDropped object: Window fell from crane cabin

What happened A window came loose from the crane operator’s cabin on a DSV, and fell approximately 4m to deck. No one was injured. It happened when, during a pause in crane operations, the crane boom was slewed away from personnel working on deck, and the crane operator asked to stand by for further instructions. … Continue reading “Dropped object: Window fell from crane cabin”

Alerts iconNear-miss: Dropped object fell from crane boom

A member has reported a near miss incident in which an object was discovered which must have fallen from the crane boom. It happened during crane operations when it was noticed that a piece of steel measuring approximately 70mm x 40mm and weighing approximately 300g fell from the boom tip area to the deck. It … Continue reading “Near-miss: Dropped object fell from crane boom”

Alerts iconCrane boom dropped object

A member has reported an incident on an offshore construction vessel in which a piece of wood from the main crane boom rest cradle became detached from the cradle and stuck to the crane boom, before falling on to the main deck. The crane was required for lifts on the main deck and the boom … Continue reading “Crane boom dropped object”