Over 1,100 pound piece of tubing falls on Hibernia
Investigation launched into April 14 incident
There were four people working on the drill floor of the Hibernia platform when a 515-kilogram piece of tubing fell from three metres above on Friday, April 14.
“Although there were no injuries associated with this incident, it had the potential for fatality,” stated a notice issued April 19 by the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB). Work was immediately stopped and secured, according to information provided by Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC). The company later re-started work and is investigating the incident. The CNLOPB notice states it is monitoring the ongoing investigation.
Hibernia oil production platform.