• Published: 12 May 2011
  • Incident ID: 3117

Crew Member Fell 14ft

Cause & Consequence

  • Fall from height
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Any Location Type

Incident Activity

Lifting, crane, rigging, deck operations

Incident Info Source

Specific Incident Equipment

Vertical ladder; Ladder Gate

Lessons Identified

  • IP was focused on lifting operation;

• Requirement to close safety bar was considered but not done;

• Ladder safety bar does not have a self-closing mechanism;

• Ladder does not have back protection;• Oil drums storage position not appropriate

Incident Recommendations

•Fit self-closing mechanism to gate

•Replace all safety drop bars with self-closing mechanisms

•Fit back protection to ladder and any others found to have been missed in previous upgrade projects

•Ensure no materials stored in way of access to ladders

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