• Published: 16 Jun 2011
  • Incident ID: 3202

Dropped Object - Inertia Pin

Cause & Consequence

  • Moving, flying or falling object
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Any Location Type

Incident Activity

Lifting, crane, rigging, deck operations

Incident Info Source

Craig MacBeath, Sparrows Offshore Services Ltd

Specific Incident Equipment

Crane Main Block Hook Assembly

Lessons Identified

No details available.

Incident Recommendations

For the purpose of inspections Crane Ops need to be made aware of this issue with inertia/gravity type latches. The daily inspection process should include ensuring that these pins are secured by either fasteners or welding. Where possible these hooks should be replaced with a positive locking latch.

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