A Crane Has Collapsed at the Site of Energy Resource Technology in the Gulf of Mexico, Claiming the Life of a Worker.
This accident took place about 75 miles away in the southeast of Galveston on a platform of Shallow-water used for gas production.
According to a report which was filed with the Ocean energy management, regulation & Enforcement, “A crane was loading a huge piece of apparatus to a work boat from the platform. There was an evident failure of the boom hoist cable which caused the crane to collapse. This collapse started a series of actions. Ultimately the crane harness was fatally struck the employee. There is still no identification of the deceased worker.”
Federal inspectors of the energy bureau visited the site yesterday and are investigating this accident. The director of the Bureau called this accident very dreadful. He said “This accident gives us the reminder that what things are at stake when we work with the industry for ensuring the highest possible safety standards on offshore work sites and do each and everything which is possible to mitigate the risk of such incidents”
Helix Energy Solutions Group is the parent company of Energy Resource Technology and it holds the lease of the site as well. Helix’s spokesman said “we are working with the Coast Guard and BOEMRE to find out the reason of this accident, our ultimate objective is to make it sure that such incidents does not happen in the future.”