Alert 13 – 26 Failure of Lifting Eyebolt Results in Dropped Object


The deck crew was attempting to move an electric motor weighing approximately 200kg (440 pounds) from =the shelter deck into a sea container. The motor was lifted using a crane. The banks-man signaled the crane operator to pick up the motor and lift it to the container, which was 5 meters (16 feet) away. The motor was lifted and moved to a height of approximately 2.5 meters (8 feet). When the motor approached the container at a height of about 60cm (2 feet), two roustabouts entered the container to position the motor from inside using taglines. As the motor was being pulled into the sea container it tapped the wall of the container. The motor casing parted at the eyebolt anchor mount allowing the motor to fall to the floor. The crane operator stopped the job and informed the Supervisor. No personnel were injured.

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