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The North Sea operator was handed the notice on 18 July after it had exposed staff to "serious risk" when a sling used to lift the riser failed on 4 May 2018 and dropped the section around 1.5 m on to the Magnus platform.
The notice claims that EnQuest failed to ensure that contractor Odjfell Drilling's lifting plans had "effective measures in place".
The HSE said that if deck crews had been following preapproved lifting plans "the two members of the deck crew would not have been exposed to serious risk to their safety when the polypropylene sling, which had been used to lift the flange riser section weighing approximately 2.6 tonnes failed."
The notice states that the riser section fell a distance of "approximately five feet" and landed "within two feet of one member of the deck crew and fifteen feet of the other member of the deck crew".
In Energy Voice, an EnQuest spokesperson said: "EnQuest can confirm that a lifting incident occurred on the Magnus platform on 4 May and that an investigation is under way.
"No-one was injured, and we have taken the learnings identified to date to prevent re-occurrence.
"We are fully engaged with the HSE and on target to comply with the terms of the notice by the required deadline."
Jake Molloy, regional organiser of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers, said: "The Magnus incident is one of several we've had this year, and a number involving lifting incidents."
He said there were several reasons for recent high-potential near-misses.
Molloy said: "For us, it's a reflection in a change of culture we're seeing offshore in terms of low moral and question marks over adherence to procedures, which we feel are recurring around this fear of employment and the pressures of the job."
The Magnus platform is one of the most northerly located oil platforms in the North Sea and has been producing since 1983.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said Valero Energy UK and B&A Contracts face charges under ss 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act. Dennis Riley, Robert Broome, Andrew Jenkins and Julie Schmitz died in the blast at Pembroke Refinery’s amine recovery unit on 2 June 2011. A fifth worker, Andrew Phillips, was very seriously injured. Chevron operated the refinery at the time of the incident.
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Although the team had activated the emergency stop circuit and assumed this would prevent the machine operating as work was carried out, they had not cut power to the control panel.The incident happened on 28 April 2017 when employees from Logistex were refurbishing the ASRS at the Shop Direct distribution centre on Linney Lane, Shaw, Oldham. The firm’s employee was replacing sensors on the equipment’s lift, which weighed around 800 kg, when it unexpectedly dropped around 1 m, trapping his foot between the lift and the frame of the truck on which he was standing.
The 380 km stretch of the North Sea between the Orkney Islands and the Norwegian coast looks homogenous and unrelieved to a lay observer. To anyone in the oil industry, however, the waters will be overlaid with an invisible grid dividing them into quadrants of 1° latitude by 1° longitude. Each quadrant is further broken down into 30 blocks. At the height of the UK’s oil boom in the 1980s and 1990s, a licence to drill for oil below the waves in some blocks was the gateway to hundreds of millions of pounds a year in revenue.
Southwark Crown Court was told that Kier Facilities Services had commissioned leak detection firm JHH Engineering to locate and repair a leak that had been identified on a flat roof at Downsell Primary School in Leyton.While carrying out the work on 1 December 2014, an employee of JHH fell. He has been left with severe cognitive effects including memory loss and mood changes, and a reduced ability to care for himself.
Humber Fabrications has been fined for the incident but an inspector from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has confirmed that it no longer uses dichloromethane (DCM). On 23 March 2016 the 19-year-old trainee was using a cloth soaked in DCM to remove residual glue as well as dirt that had built up while the vessel was in storage at the site in Hull, East Yorkshire.