Over 1,100 pound piece of tub­ing falls on Hiber­nia

In­ves­ti­ga­tion launched into April 14 in­ci­dent

The Packet (Clarenville) - - EDITORIAL -

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.

TELEGRAM FILE PHOTO

Hiber­nia oil pro­duc­tion plat­form.

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