Alert 09 – 25 High Potential Incident – Dropped Light

Alert 09 – 25 High Potential Incident – Dropped Light


A 23 lb spotlight fell 90 feet (27.5 m) from a crane boom to the rig deck. The operation at the time was slewing the bow crane to over the chemical hatch from its stowed position at the forward leg. Having visually confirmed that the hook would not catch on any equipment on the radio room roof, the crane operator started to slew the crane toward the accommodation. As he did so the light fell to the deck beside the blue container pictured below. It then bounced and struck the wall of the radio room before coming to rest in the position shown. No one was in the area at the time of the incident.