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Potential dropped object – poor housekeeping

The Marine Safety Forum has published safety flash 14-30 regarding an incident in which a sledgehammer was found left loose on top of a Cargo Carrying Unit (CCU) whilst it was being lifted from a supply vessel to a platform. The sledgehammer weighed over 2kg and could have fallen 60m. Had such an object fallen off the CCU during the lift and hit someone it would have caused a fatality.

Members may wish to refer to the following similar incidents: (Key words, CCU, loose, lifting)

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