The International Marine Contractors Association published its annual report analyzing the accidents issued during 2020, highlighting 148 incidents in 34 Safety Flashes between 2/10/19 and 9/11/20.
In addition, IMCA mentioned the above elements:
- Fewer fire-related incidents reported last year (6% last year, 14% in 2019).
- Near misses and potential incidents – 11% of reported events and incidents were of this sort in 2020. This was fewer than in 2019, but more than in 2018.
- As in 2019, 10% of reported events and incidents involved injuries to hands, fingers and thumbs.
- 10% of reported events and incidents involved cranes or cargo.
- 10% of reported events and incidents involved dropped objects.
As IMCA continued:
During 2020, we developed an IMCA position on the IOGP Life-Saving Rules. IOGP’s Life-Saving Rules specifically address nine critical areas where repeated fatalities have occurred. Some IMCA Members have already implemented the IOGP Life-saving Rules in their own operations.
As explained, any incident or event might be attributable to one, more than one, or none, of the IOGP Life-Saving Rules, and hence the total does not add up to 100%. Informal analysis of the data received in 2020 shows the following:
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