Petroleum safety alerts

Significant incident report numbering is not continuous and may have been revised and reissued, or deleted as it no longer reflects best practices and/or Resources Safety’s risk management approach.

Petroleum significant incident reports

PSB 01/2017: Suicide awareness for the Western Australian resources sector - 126 Kb

Date: 17 March 2017 | Suicide awareness for the Western Australian resources sector

SIR 02/2016: Switchboard fire caused by arc flash - 96 Kb

Date: 13 May 2016 | Switchboard fire caused by arc flash

SIR 01/2016: Hydrogen-fired boiler explosion - 336 Kb

Date: 3 March 2016 | Hydrogen-fired boiler explosion

SIR 01/2015: Worker seriously injured by explosion of condensate drain line on air booster compressor - 72 Kb

Date: 10 September 2015 | Worker seriously injured by explosion of condensate drain line on air booster compressor

SIR 05/2013: Use of wrong tool results in serious arm injury - 62 Kb

Date: 14 November 2013 | Use of wrong tool results in serious arm injury

SIR 01/2011: Hand injury sustained during tong jaw change-out - 109 Kb

Date: 27 May 2011 | Hand injury sustained during tong jaw change-out

SIR 02/2012: Travelling block on drilling rig falls following failure of repaired turnbuckle - 88 Kb

Date: 22 November 2012 | Travelling block on drilling rig falls following failure of repaired turnbuckle

SIR 02/2013: Diver’s umbilical fouled during mast raising - 48 Kb

Date: 8 May 2013 | Diver’s umbilical fouled during mast raising

SIR 01/2013: Fall from height incident on offshore platform - 48 Kb

Date: 13 March 2013 | Fall from height incident on offshore platform

SIR 03/2013: Travelling block on work-over rig strikes derrick crown when derrickman in basket - 50 Kb

Date: 8 May 2013 | Travelling block on work-over rig strikes derrick crown when derrickman in basket

SIR 01/2012: Poorly designed flooring leads to slip and scalding by hot drilling fluid - 88 Kb

Date: 22 November 2012 | Poorly designed flooring leads to slip and scalding by hot drilling fluid

SIR 02/1010: Excavator damages coating of buried pipeline in compressor station - 63 Kb

Date: 2 August 2010 | Excavator damages coating of buried pipeline in compressor station

SIR 06/2013: Collapse of mobile lighting tower results in equipment damage - 96 Kb

Date: 10 December 2013 | Collapse of mobile lighting tower results in equipment damage

SIR 01/2010: Vibration-induced fracture of small bore pipework - 56 Kb

Date: 2 August 2010 | Vibration-induced fracture of small bore pipework

SIR 01/2014: Worker injured in fall from height during transfer from offshore platform to support vessel - 154 Kb

Date: 14 August 2014 | Worker injured in fall from height during transfer from offshore platform to support vessel

SIR 02/2011: Worker permanently disabled after being struck by falling handrail - 127 Kb

Date: 31 May 2011 | Worker permanently disabled after being struck by falling handrail

SIR 03/2010: Excavator damages buried small bore pipe in compressor station - 56 Kb

Date: 2 August 2010 | Excavator damages buried small bore pipe in compressor station

SIR 03/2012: Failure of substituted fitting on drilling rig causes uncontrolled descent of derrick - 125 Kb

Date: 22 November 2012 | Failure of substituted fitting on drilling rig causes uncontrolled descent of derrick

SIR 04/2013: Overused and poorly maintained generator catches fire - 54 Kb

Date: 16 May 2013 | Overused and poorly maintained generator catches fire

SIR 01/2009: Side-boom contacts power line - 52 Kb

Date: 4 May 2009 | Side-boom contacts power line

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