• Published: 30 Sep 2015
  • Incident ID: 3840

Dropped Object - Safety Moment

Cause & Consequence

  • Moving, flying or falling object
  • Handling, lifting or carrying
  • Moving machinery or material being machined
  • Fall from height

Contributing Factor

  • Communication
  • Control of work

Description of Process

A lifting operation was in progress involving cabels being fed through a 40ft guide mechanism suspended from rigging.

Description of Incident

A hinged roller unit dropped 40ft onto the drill floor, missing the nearest person by 4ft.

Good Practice Guidance

Be aware of your surroundings and potential dropped objects. An object of this weight from this height could have resulted in a fatality.

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