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  • Published: 3 Jun 2024

Dropped lifting beam due to parted soft strop

Dropped lifting beam due to parted soft strop
Dropped lifting beam due to parted soft strop

Description of Incident

During lifting operations a lifting beam weighing 4 Te was dropped from 50cm. The incident occurred when the lifting beam was being prepared for relocation for sea fastening prior to transit. A 1 Te strop was doubled through the main lifting pad eye on the lifting beam for the relocation. When the crane started lifting the beam, the soft strop parted, and the beam fell 50cm to deck. The deck crew kept a safe distance from the lift; no-one was injured.

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