‘Potential for a major accident’: HSE slams Shell as three-tonne object dropped 50-feet on North Sea platform
By Allister Thomas
October 13, 2021, 11:21 amUpdated: October 13, 2021, 11:23 am
Shell has been slammed by the safety regulator after a three-tonne object was dropped more than 50-feet on board a North Sea platform.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said the incident on the Brent Charlie platform, which occurred after a lifting equipment failure at 23.40 at night on August 23, had “significant potential to cause a major accident”.
A hydraulic workover unit was being used to lift the 36-foot long casing string – a length of steel pipe placed into oil wells – during decommissioning on board Brent Charlie.