Charges laid against Transocean Canada in relation to injury on semi-submersible rig

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has laid two charges against Transocean Canada Drilling Services for alleged offences related to an injury onboard the semi-submersible rig Transocean Barents, in the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador offshore area on September 6, 2019.

Both charges relate to contraventions of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Marine Installations and Structures Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Transitional Regulations. C-NLOPB officers allege that Transocean failed to ensure a crane was operated in accordance with the regulations and allowed an employee working as a signaller to perform duties other than signalling while a crane was in motion, contrary to the regulations.

The case is scheduled for a first appearance in court in St. John’s, Newfoundland, on October 12.

Kim Biggar

Kim Biggar started writing in the supply chain sector in 2000, when she joined the Canadian Association of Supply Chain & Logistics Management. In 2004/2005, she was project manager for the Government of Canada-funded Canadian Logistics Skills Committee, which led to her 13-year role as communications manager of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council. A longtime freelance writer, Kim has contributed to publications including The Forwarder, 3PL Americas, The Shipper Advocate and Supply Chain Canada.
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