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Safety alert #206: Explosion protected electrical heaters

February 24, 2009

Country: UK Location: OFFSHORE : Other offshore Release Date: — Time incident occurred: — Type of Activity: — Type of Injury: null Function: null Applicabale Filter Categories: Electrical,Human error,System/Equipment failure In a recent incident on an offshore installation, there was an explosion in an open drains tank containing oily water. The tank contained an electric heater which was Ex certified. However, the sheath… Continue Reading »

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OPG SAFETY ALERT: FAILURE TO AVOID A CYCLONE

February 10, 2009

SAFETY ALERT NO. 204: FAILURE TO AVOID A CYCLONE Country: AUSTRALIA Location: OFFSHORE : Specialist vessel eg diving, construction, survey Release Date: — Time incident occurred: — Type of Activity: Construction, hook-up, commissioning Type of Injury: null Function: Construction Applicabale Filter Categories: Weather related Recently, a construction vessel was unable to avoid a cyclone because the operator failed to initiate preparations to retrieve… Continue Reading »

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