• Published: 19 Dec 2016
  • Incident ID: 4024

More than a dropped object - Safety Moment

Cause & Consequence

  • Moving, flying or falling object

Backup Contributing Factor

Complacency, Control of work, Commitment

Description of Process

A car travelling along a road in Aberdeenshire was struck by an object.

Description of Incident

A 15kg object came through the windscreen. It is thought the object was left on top of a container that came back from offshore and was being transported on a lorry travelling in the opposite direction.

Good Practice Guidance

•Pre-transportation checks must be undertaken and given high importance
•People responsible for loading and transportation must be observant and ensure loads are secure
•Everyone must remain in a safe area, clear of lifts until the cargo is landed
•All dropped and potential dropped objects must be reported to the installation and vessel owner

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