Suncor Energy has reported that on March 13, 2019 workers on the Terra Nova FPSO were moving grease drums by crane with an approved lifting basket. Safe lifting practices were being followed before and during crane operations. During a lift, the lifting basket made contact with a turret rail. The gate pin of the lifting basket released, which caused the door of the basket to open. This resulted in a drum falling approximately 10-15 feet, coming to rest on an enclosure below. There were no injuries and no personnel were in the area. However, the incident had the potential for fatality based on the Dropped Objects Prevention Scheme (DROPS) calculator.
Crane operations were immediately stopped, the area was secured and the drum has been removed.
The C-NLOPB is monitoring Suncor Energy’s continued investigation of the incident.
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