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  • Published: 28 Feb 2024

wire rope hazard management - dropped turbine nacelle

Wire rope hazard management dropped turbine nacelle
Wire rope hazard management dropped turbine nacelle

Description of Incident

A vessel crane was being used to offload the 69 ton wind turbine nacelle. While hoisting, a wire rope parted, causing the load to fall to the deck. No-one was harmed, but the load landed within a metre of working personnel – there was high potential for serious injury. There was significant damage to the vessel and total loss of the cargo.

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