INCIDENT LIBRARY Vol 4

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

[+] Explosion inside vessel

click to download (1949 Kb) Abstract:

This incident highlights the need to make sure everything that needs to be done REALLY is done BEFORE high risk work starts



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[+] Crane overturn

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This major incident demonstrates the crucial importance of the correct use of outriggers on mobile cranes and the need for attention to detail in the planning of all aspects of lifting operations.



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[+] Chain block incident

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This incident highlights the need for chain block users to be appropriately trained and authorized and the need to stop and think when things start going wrong.



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[+] Learning from recordable injuries

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Learning from recordable injuries: reacting to an unexpected increase in incident occurrences in an offshore environment.



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[+] Welding with inert gases - double fatality

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Welding with inert gases. A double confined space asphyxiation fatality stemming from time pressures and poor compliance with permitry procedures



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[+] Crane overturn

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This incident demonstrates the need for careful planning of lifting operations, especially as they increase in size. Failure to competently identify the load bearing capacity of the surface the crane was sited on, led to the machine falling through it.



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[+] Heart attack?

click to download (171 Kb) Abstract: This document contains a link to an excellent British Heart Foundation video which describes what a heart attack feels like. Recognising this and acting ASAP is key to survival. You might find it useful directing all employees to this link.

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[+] Bolt failure

click to download (1426 Kb) Abstract: These photographs show the value of penetrative dye in identifying defects. Bolts like these were being used to attach a stairway to a column. 30% of them failed when torque was applied. The bolts shown were taken new out of the box. These bolts were sourced from China. This is not the first instance of defective materials from China brought to our attention. It may be worthwhile paying particular attention to Chinese sourced materials in quality control procedures

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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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