Norway authorities to probe Heidrun dropped object

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway – Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway will investigate an accident at the Heidrun complex in the Norwegian Sea earlier this week.

During a lifting operation on the production platform’s drill floor, part of a grating came loose. It then fell and hit the shoulder of a person working in the area below, although no serious injury resulted.

According to Heidrun operator Statoil, the grating weighed 31 kg (68 lb) and fell from a height of 8 m (26 ft).

PSA aims to clarify the course of events and the causes leading to the incident.



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