Incident Disclosure 2020

Near Miss on the Hebron Platform

June 26, 2020

ExxonMobil Canada has reported that on June 24, 2020 on the Hebron Platform, a container bumped a temporary handrail. A piece of the handrail, which weighed approximately 9kg, fell approximately 20m and landed on the intervention deck below.

There were no injuries and no personnel were in the area. The incident had the potential for fatality, based on the Dropped Objects Prevention Scheme (DROPS) calculator.

ExxonMobil stopped all crane operations, installed hard barriers at the handrail location and has initiated an investigation into the root cause of the incident.

The C-NLOPB is monitoring ExxonMobil’s investigation of the incident.

Media Contacts:

Lynn Evans
Public Affairs
(709) 273-1583

Lesley Rideout
C-NLOPB Communications Lead

Incident Disclosures 2020

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Aug 31, 2020Near Miss on the SeaRose FPSO
Jul 21, 2020Unauthorized Discharge from the Hibernia Platform
Jun 26, 2020Near Miss on the Hebron Platform
Jun 19, 2020Unauthorized Discharge from the SeaRose FPSO
Jun 1, 2020Fire on Terra Nova FPSO
Apr 9, 2020C-NLOPB Response to COVID-19 – April 9 Update
Apr 9, 2020C-NLOPB Response to COVID-19 – March 24 Update
Mar 20, 2020March 17, 2020 Update: Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board Response to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)