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  • Published: 14 May 2024

Near miss: dislodged grating with potential fall to sea

Near miss dislodged grating with potential fall to sea
Near miss dislodged grating with potential fall to sea

Description of Incident

A section of Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) grating on a vessel dislodged and dropped to sea. The incident occurred when a welder was on the grating passing a welding hose connection to a level further up, during preparations for work activities. The welder arrested their fall on a support beam and recovered without assistance to a safe position. The failed grating section fell 5.5m to sea and was lost. The welder, who did not suffer any injuries, reported the near miss. Operations nearby were suspended to allow follow up investigation and for the worksite team to complete a full review and “Time Out for Safety”.

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