Cause & Consequence
- Moving, flying or falling object
- Handling, lifting or carrying
Description of Process
Pressurised air cylinders used for breathing apparatus were being prepared for backloading onshore.
Description of Incident
A deckcrew member was securing them by strapping them to a standard wooden pallet.
One of the bottles fell, fracturing the valve. This caused a rapid depletion of air and the cylinder was propelled around the container.
Good Practice Guidance
- Special transporation boxes have been designed.
- All valves were changed to a new safer type