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Lid from decommissioned open vent line fell onto walkway during heavy winds
Country: NORWAY - Europe
Incident Date: 16 November 2022 Time: 07:00
Type of Activity: Production operations
Cause: Dropped objects
A "bird screen" lid with a weight of 20 kg which had been bolted on to a decommissioned atmospheric vent line fell down on a walkway 37 m below during a period of high winds (50-60 knots).
What Went Wrong?:
Corrective Actions and Recommendations:
Figure 1: Lid while installed on the atmospheric vent line
Figure 2: Lid after it had fallen down on walkway
Figure 3: Atmospheric vent line after the lid had fallen down
Safety Alert number: 352
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