Description of Incident
During routine supply vessel operations, an Offshore Platform deck crew member was tasked with establishing barriers for safe lifting of cargo onto the platforms weather deck. On extraction of the fixed barrier tape the handle was observed to eject from the mechanism and fall, eventually landing 45m below onto the supply vessels deck.
Nobody on the supply vessel was on the deck at the time of the drop, and whilst this is good practice when working deck cargo, the drop could have occurred when the crew were on deck. The handle weighing 0.278kg fell a total 45m presenting a potential for fatality in the drops calculator
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