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IMCA safety flashes disseminate important information on incidents and potential hazards and the lessons learnt from them that can help prevent incidents occurring elsewhere in the industry.

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Equipment starts unexpectedly

What happened THree mechanics obtained a Lock-out/Tag-out (LOTO) for a High voltage AC unit, and were performing routine maintenance on the unit. As one of them went to lubricate the […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 11/23

Near miss: Lever Hoist Failure

What happened? A lever hoist failed causing a load to descend to deck in an uncontrolled manner. The near miss incident occurred when a set of 1m trenching swords were […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 26/20

Lifting operations: wire hoist rope failure

What happened? When conducting a standard lifting operation of a 24.5te storage vessel and lifting frame (approximately 36% of the crane 70te maximum rated capacity) the wire hoist rope (WHR) […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 14/20

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