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  • Published: 28 Feb 2024

Hot work whilst working at height in a confined space – job was stopped

Hot work whilst working at height in a confined space job was stopped
Hot work whilst working at height in a confined space job was stopped

Description of Incident

During a site visit to a vessel, it was observed that a third-party contractor’s welder was standing on the wooden platform (the actual height was over 1.80m) inside a confined space (a ballast tank) doing some flame-cutting jobs. No fall protection guards were installed around the worker, not was the worker wearing fall arrest equipment.

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