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  • Published: 18 Jan 2024

Maintaining Process Equipment - Dropped Object

Maintaining Process Equipment Dropped Object
Maintaining Process Equipment Dropped Object

Description of Incident

A Quick Actuating Closure (QAC) lid weighing 15.8 kg fell to a skid platform below from a height of 2.3 metres. The lid is part of a Triethylene Glycol (TEG) particulate and was open to allow for a change. An operator was working in a bunded area in close proximity to the drop zone, with no barricading (not on the skid itself, under the load) while waiting for the vessel to drain. A combination of the component mass and height of the drop had the potential to cause a fatality.

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