Statoil reported a high potential near miss with respect to a dropped object incident on the West Hercules offshore drilling rig.
On April 7, 2016, a clamp weighing 4.5 kg fell from a riser to the rig floor from a height of 4 metres. The incident had potential for fatality.
There were no injuries associated with this incident. Ongoing work was immediately stopped and the area was secured. A safety stand down was held with all involved personnel and a risk assessment was performed before resuming operations. The incident is being investigated jointly by Statoil and Seadrill.
c. (709) 769-8967
Sean Kelly M.A.,APR, FCPRS
Manager of Public Relations
t. (709) 778-1418
c. (709) 689-0713
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