INCIDENT LIBRARY: Vol 2

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.

[+] Lifting operation: falling materials

click to download (3037 Kb) Abstract: Pipes fell while they were being lifted with a mobile crane. The crane driver had a miraculous escape. Poor slinging was the main issue

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[+] MEWP crushing

click to download (70 Kb) Abstract: In this fatal incident an operator was crushed between a mechanical access pltform and an adjacent beam. Competence was a key issue

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[+] module movement incident

click to download (639 Kb) Abstract: A large module was being moved into p[osition on a wheeled transport bogie which failed causing massive disruption to a major project.

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[+] Polystyrene fire

click to download (99 Kb) Abstract: Polystyrene formwork blocks ignited by sparks from grinding operation

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[+] Power tool injury

click to download (1046 Kb) Abstract: A worker received hand injuries when a dill was passed to him. Poor handling techniques were found to be at the root of this injury.

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[+] Safety signs

click to download (31 Kb) Abstract: This photograph shows the importance of adequate safety signs

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[+] Safety signs 2

click to download (28 Kb) Abstract: This photo complements the one in 'Safety signs'

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[+] Heat stress

click to download (299 Kb) Abstract: Guidance material on nature of heat stress and how to combat it

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[+] High pressure water jet fatal

click to download (130 Kb) Abstract: Worker died after injury from high pressure water jet. Plant corrosion and poor understanding of appropriate method key issues

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[+] Hot work at height

click to download (426 Kb) Abstract: Practical guidance sheet on minimising fire risks when carrying out hot work at height

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[+] Housekeeping fatal

click to download (197 Kb) Abstract: Poor housekeeping caused led to a low fall which was nonetheless fatal

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[+] Hydrogen leak

click to download (1796 Kb) Abstract: Powerpoint presentation describing how an employee detected a small but potentially catastrophic hydrogen leak. This is an example of the value of employee engagement

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[+] Hydrostatic test failure

click to download (494 Kb) Abstract: Some pictures of a failed pressure vessel. Could be useful to convince sceptics of the energy involved in pressure testing

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[+] Identifying live lines

click to download (1122 Kb) Abstract: An example of practical site criteria for signage of different sorts of live lines

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[+] Lanyard failure

click to download (1398 Kb) Abstract: An example of the importance of carefully checking the condition of all fall arrest equipment

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[+] Lanyard failure 2

click to download (1165 Kb) Abstract: Part 2 of 'lanyard failure' document

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[+] Lanyard failure 3

click to download (1232 Kb) Abstract: Part 3 of 'lanyard failure' document

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[+] Lifting clamp incident

click to download (116 Kb) Abstract: Confusion about the safe working load critria of a specialise liofting accessory led to this incident

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[+] Lifting incidents

click to download (661 Kb) Abstract: A collection of lessons learned from lifting operations incidents

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[+] lighting electrocution

click to download (47 Kb) Abstract: A worker was electrocuted while carrying out the apparently straightforward task of replacing a fluorescent light.

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[+] Liting tackle incident

click to download (785 Kb) Abstract: Lack of clarity about detailed compatibility of lifting equipment underpinned a potentially more serious incident

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[+] Manriding shocker

click to download (62 Kb) Abstract: How NOT to lift people using a crane

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[+] Mobile phones & driving

click to download (1196 Kb) Abstract: This powerpoint presentation explains the risks of using any mobile while driving - whether hand held or not

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[+] Rotating shaft

click to download (201 Kb) Abstract: Classic case of entanglement with improperly guarded machinery

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