Transocean Canada charged after relation to injury on semi-submersible rig

Two charges have been laid 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 from Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) relate to contraventions of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Marine Installations and Structures Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Transitional Regulations.

C-NLOPB officers have alleged that Transocean failed to ensure that a crane was operated in accordance with the regulations and that the company allowed an employee working as a signaller to perform duties other than signalling while a crane was in motion.

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