• Published: 12 May 2011
  • Incident ID: 3108

Unintended Firing of Flare Ignition Shotgun

Cause & Consequence

  • Fire or explosion
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Fixed Installation

Incident Activity

Production operations

Incident Info Source

Specific Incident Equipment

Baikal Shotgun Model IJ 18E

Lessons Identified

No details available.

Incident Recommendations

It is recommended that any installation using this type of gun should arrange examination of the condition of the sear face and firing mechanism by a qualified gunsmith. Other issues highlighted by this incident were:•The maintenance regime of shotguns held on offshore installations;•Training of firearm certificate holders engaged in flare ignition operations on offshore installation;•Site-specific procedures guiding the use of flare-ignition shotguns onboard offshore installations.

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