Box Lid Fell to Deck

Incident date

09 February 2012

Summary

Whilst helicopter was lifting off an unsecured fibre glass lid was blown off the top of accommodation block. The lid fell approximately 50 feet to the main deck below. Tool pusher was on main deck approx 15 feet away. No other personnel were near.

Alert ID: 00341
Incident consequence

Other

Cause of accident or incident

Moving vehicle or vessel

Location

Fixed Installation

Activity

Air transport

Description

Location: Ensco 100 at Huntington

 

Description: Whilst helicopter was lifting off an unsecured fibre glass lid was blown off the top of accommodation block.  The lid fell approximately 50 feet to the main deck below.  Tool pusher was on main deck approx 15 feet away. No other personnel were near.
The object was 64 cm x 55 cm square in size and 4 cm high.
It weighed = 2.4 kgs

Box Lid Fell to Deck pdf

 

Lessons Learnt

 

Direct Causes

1. Lid was not securely fastened to Fire & Gas batteries box 

 

Underlying Causes

1. On inspection the lid did have clips to lock it in place but one was not working correctly and the other one was missing the clasp. 

 

 

Recommendations

 

Immediate Actions:

1. Conduct hazard hunt to identify any other potential dropped objects

 Mitigation Measures:

1. Increase vigilance/inspection criteria on storage boxes/containers 

 

Contact Details

For further information please contact Jim Sugden: jim.sugden@eon-ruhrgas.co.uk