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Over 1,100-pound piece of tubing falls on Hibernia

Hibernia oil production platform.
Hibernia oil production platform.

 There were four people working on the drill floor of the Hibernia platform when a 515-kilogram piece of tubing fell from three metres above Friday.

“Although there were no injuries associated with this incident, it had the potential for fatality,” stated a notice issued this morning (Wednesday) by the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB).

Work was immediately stopped and secured, according to information provided by Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC). The company later re-started work and is investigating the incident.

The CNLOPB notice states it is monitoring the ongoing investigation.


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