INCIDENT LIBRARY Vol 1

ECIA members frequently seek to freely share information about incidents that they have experienced and the lessons learned.

We have gathered together a range of this information on this page and hope you find it useful. It contains a wide range of experience from all over the world.

Each document deals with a particular issue. The pen portraits in the titles to the links tell you in rough terms what each one is about.

If you have anything that you would like to share please don't hesitate to send it to us. Email Richard Ash at richardash@ecia.co.uk  

We are particularly grateful to Foster Wheeler Energy who have made available much of the information.

 

 

[+] Clipping on

click to download (1174 Kb) Abstract: This incident shows the importance of being clipped on at all times when fall arrest is required

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[+] Crane overload

click to download (547 Kb) Abstract: A dockside lifting operation where lack of detailed planning led to a fatality

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[+] Crushed by moving pipes

click to download (2843 Kb) Abstract: In this incident a worker was working on pipes supported on trestles. They started to roll and crushed him

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[+] Exploding tank

click to download (551 Kb) Abstract: This incident occurred during hot work on a tank containing condensate. Pwermit to work practice was the key issue

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[+] Air hose failure

click to download (201 Kb) Abstract: This report explains how an air hose failed after it was exposed to welding damnage

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[+] Blind flange failure

click to download (1659 Kb) Abstract: inspection and quality control failure contributed to flange failure when under pressure testing

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[+] Bursting air hose

click to download (1730 Kb) Abstract: This is about a pvc pipe not designed for the purpose failing when pressurised air was pumped through it

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[+] Busbar electrocution

click to download (481 Kb) Abstract: Design issues, operator assumptions and poor understanding/planning of appropriate method led to contact with live components

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[+] Concrete pump boom

click to download (307 Kb) Abstract: This one describes how a concrete pumping boom collapsed during operation

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[+] Confusing valves

click to download (401 Kb) Abstract: This one describes how false assumptions about how a valve worked led to injury

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[+] Crane dismantling

click to download (280 Kb) Abstract: This one describes how a tower crane partially collapsed during dismantling operations. the counterweight prematurely detached. It is also a good illustration of suspension trauma and why fall arrest should be considered the last resort option for work at height

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[+] Dodgy roofers

click to download (62 Kb) Abstract: Some spectacularly poor work at height standards

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[+] Dodgy roofers 2

click to download (49 Kb) Abstract: More spectacularly poor work at height standards

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[+] Dodgy scaffold

click to download (79 Kb) Abstract: Some spectacularly poor scaffolding

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[+] Dodgy scaffold 2

click to download (65 Kb) Abstract: More spectacularly poor scaffolding

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[+] Eyebolt failure

click to download (81 Kb) Abstract: An account of mechanical failure during lifting operations

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[+] Fall fatality

click to download (280 Kb) Abstract: Analysis of a low fall that caused death of an oil refinery worker

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[+] Fall fatality 2

click to download (805 Kb) Abstract: Poor planning and control led to absence of edge protection on steelwork

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[+] Falling object

click to download (38 Kb) Abstract: Safety helmet saves employee hit by object that fell 30-50 metres

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[+] Falling object fatal

click to download (334 Kb) Abstract: A welder was crushed by a pipe that fell from a vertical position

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[+] Falling object injury

click to download (40 Kb) Abstract: Person hit by small socket that fell from scaffolding

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[+] Falling object: tower crane

click to download (891 Kb) Abstract: A worker was hit by the cab window of a tower crane that fell out when the operator tried to open it

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[+] Fire extinguisher failure

click to download (64 Kb) Abstract: A corroded fire extinguisher failed catastrophically when operated

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[+] Fire extinguisher injury

click to download (301 Kb) Abstract: A fire extinguisher tester was seriously injured when the hose of the item he was checking flew up under pressure and hit him in the face

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