• Published: 10 Feb 2020
  • Incident ID: 4334

Teflon pad dropped from crane

Screenshot 2020 04 23 at 17 05 00
Screenshot 2020 04 23 at 17 05 00

Cause & Consequence

  • Moving, flying or falling object

Contributing Factor

  • Control of work

Description of Process

Carrying out lifts utilising the installations forward crane

Description of Incident

After completing lifts with the forward crane, the crane operator stowed the crane boom in its cradle. The crane operator observed one of the Teflon pads dislodge and fall from the cradle. The pad initially fell onto the handrail around the tunnel air lock roof before falling further into the main deck forward landing area.

Good Practice Guidance

  • Ensure planned maintenance is carried out.
  • Carry out inspections on the crane rest for Potential Dropped Objects.

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