Cause & Consequence
- Moving, flying or falling object
Lifting, crane, rigging, deck operations
Specific Incident Equipment
Main Block for Crane and Lynch Pins
- Lynch pins were not suitable for the environment or the application they were used for.
- Due to design, no secondary retention or robust securing held the securing pin in place.
- Operator failed to identify best practice recommendations for reliable securing by allowing lynch pins to be used for lifting equipment.
Replace lynch pins with nut and thread bolt in main block
Follow DROPS Best Practice Guidelines for securing of lifting equipment
DROPS Training to be amended