• Published: 17 Jun 2011
  • Incident ID: 3250

HIPO NEAR MISS - Dropped light fitting

Cause & Consequence

  • Moving, flying or falling object
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Any Location Type

Incident Activity

Lifting, crane, rigging, deck operations

Incident Info Source

Step change in safety

Specific Incident Equipment

A 23lb light fitting fell 90ft from the crane boom to deck level

Lessons Identified

Review of the tour inspection to include crane booms and associated light fittings.Perform a thorough DROPS inspection.Crane manufacturer to perform a review of the current situation and recommend improvement solutions.Removal of any fittings not required.

Ensure secondary retention is secure, in place and fit for purpoe.

Incident Recommendations

Each organisation reading this should review their current arrangements for effectiveness and ensure that they provide a safe system of work covering all work tasks and locations in line with their own policies and procedures.

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