Description of Incident
On a jackup rig in transit, a crew member was reported missing, believed to have gone overboard. The missing crew member finished their shift at 18:00 and was last seen just after 19:00. During the investigation it was identified that a section of polymer grating outside an accommodation door, used to provide a means of access and egress, had become dislodged, thereby exposing employees to the hole in the decking area.
It is understood that the lost crew member must have fallen through this hole. Further inspection by the UK Health and Safety Executive revealed that further multiple polymer grating systems had been installed similar to the one that was dislodged and were found to be unsecure. See also https://www.hse.gov.uk/safetyb...
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