Trash bags were being back loaded from the Rig onto the deck of a supply vessel. Two deckhands had disconnected a 4-part sling from the bag and the vessel’s signalman
(banksman) gave the signal to the crane driver to pick up. As the crane operator picked up, a Deckhand’s foot became entangled in the sling’s tag line which lay coiled on the deck. As the sling was being raised the tag line caught the man’s foot and he grabbed hold of the tag line and was picked up to a height of approximately 10-20ft (3 –
6 meters) before the operation could be stopped. The deck hand was immediately set back down on the deck uninjured.