• Published: 17 Jun 2011
  • Incident ID: 3255

Potential Dropped Object – Platform East Crane Boom

Cause & Consequence

  • Moving, flying or falling object
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Any Location Type

Incident Activity

Lifting, crane, rigging, deck operations

Incident Info Source

Gary Begg &

Specific Incident Equipment

Platform East Crane

Lessons Identified

  • Purpose of the wooden block is to act as soft sacrificial protection for the hoist rope while protecting the boom from the rope.
  • Specialist crane contractor has advised that as it is sacrificial, the metal cover plates should not be there.

Incident Recommendations

Carry out inspection on platform cranes for any similar metal cover plates and remove them.

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