Fossil Energy – near miss incidents
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) said Friday that a near-miss incident had occurred on March 20 aboard the Hibernia platform, offshore Canada.
A crane on the Hibernia platform was lifting a mini container when it made contact with a scaffold hoarding. There were three people working inside the hoarding at the time of contact. No one was injured and there was no damage to the scaffold hoarding.
West pedestal crane operations were halted and HMDC has initiated an investigation to determine the potential classification of the incident, the offshore oil and gas safety regulator said.
“C-NLOPB Safety Officers were already scheduled to travel to the Hibernia Platform in the coming days and will follow up with the operating consortium HMDC to review this incident and the near-miss that occurred on March 15. The C-NLOPB is also monitoring HMDC’s investigations of these incidents,” C-NLOPB said.
As for the incident on March 15, 2022, C-NLOPB said that personnel had been moving the east blowout preventer gantry crane on the Hibernia platform when a piece of the motor’s drive assembly fell 10 meters to the deck.
The crane was in motion with no load attached, and the object weighed approximately 8 kg. There were no injuries.