• Published: 9 Nov 2023

Dropped Lightning Rod

Dropped Lightning Rod
Dropped Lightning Rod

Description of Incident

A lighting rod conductor mounted on top of a dynamic gangway tower for a Walk-to-Walk vessel was found lying on the deck below the tower. No personnel onboard the vessel observed or heard the object fall.

The potential for serious injury existed due to:

  • the location of the dropped area (deck is frequented by personnel)
  • the weight of the object (1.5kg)
  • the distance it fell (26m)

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