Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC) has reported that on August 17, 2022, personnel were moving a 711 kg elevated feeder machine bridge adapter plate using a certified wire sling rated for 2235 kg on the Hibernia Platform. As the lift started the sling failed, dropping the plate approximately 4.8 meters to the adjacent mezzanine deck below.
There were no injuries. No personnel were inside the exclusion zone. The incident had the potential for fatality, based on the Dropped Objects Prevention Scheme (DROPS) calculator.
HMDC immediately ceased pedestal crane operations in the area and has initiated an investigation into the root cause of the incident, which the C-NLOPB is monitoring.
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