Background for the audit
On August 14, 2003 the NPD was notified of a serious personal injury on Deepsea Delta.
In cooperation with the police it was immediately found that the incident was so serious that it warranted a audit by the NPD, and that the police required the NPD's assistance in investigating the incident.
A police investigation group and an audit group from the NPD were set up to map direct and underlying causes of the incident and any violations of regulatory requirements.
The serious personal injury occurred in connection with a lifting operation on the drill floor. The injured person was squeezed against a railing on a catwalk by a remote-operated pipe-handling lever that was in use at the same time as the lifting operations. The injured person sustained fracture and crush injuries to the hip.
The purpose of the audit was to identify the course of events, direct and underlying causes of the incident, and any deviations and violations of internal requirements and the petroleum regulatory requirements.
The audit identified the follow deviations from the regulatory requirements:
On this basis the NPD has issued a notification of order to Odfjell Drilling.
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