The incident occurred during preparation for maintenance work on a compressor in the cracker plant at Mongstad. During this work, an operator fell approximately three metres from a ladder and was seriously injured.
The PSA has decided to initiate an investigation of the incident. The object of our investigation is to ascertain the sequence of events, proximate and underlying causes, actual and potential consequences and to identify any regulatory breaches. The intention is to contribute to learning and transfer of experience – and thereby to help prevent similar incidents. The investigation will result in a report that will be published on ptil.no.
The PSA's investigation team will begin its work at the Mongstad plant on Tuesday 2 December.
The operating company, Statoil, is conducting an investigation at corporate level. The incident is also being investigated by the police.
Eileen Brundtland, press contact
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