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Offshore safety statistics bulletin 2009/10

Fatal and major injuries to offshore workers

Figure 1:   Fatal and Major Injuries (1997/1998 – 2009/2010p)

Figure 1: Fatal and major jnjuries

Figure 2: Combined Fatal and Major Injury Rate (1997/1998 – 2009/10p)

Figure 2: Combined fatal and major injury rate

Based on provisional figures for 2009/10:

Types of accident               

Based on provisional figures for 2009/2010:

Over-3-day injuries to offshore workers

Figure 3: Over 3-Day Injuries (1997/1998 – 2009/2010p)

Figure 3: Over 3-day injuries

Figure 4: Over 3-Day Injury Rate (1997/1998 – 2009/2010p)

Figure 4: Over 3-day injury rate

Types of accident               

Based on provisional figures for 2009/2010:

Incidences of ill-health to workers offshore

Dangerous occurrences offshore

Figure 5: Dangerous Occurrences (1997/1998 – 2009/2010p)

Figure 4: Over 3-day injury rate

Based on provisional figures for 2009/2010:

Hydrocarbon Releases (HCRs)5

Figure 6: Offshore hydrocarbon releases

Figure 6: Offshore hydrocarbon releases

Based on provisional figures for 2009/10:

(Supplementary data on hydrocarbon releases reported under RIDDOR are voluntarily reported to HSE by operators on Form OIR/12.  Figure 6 is based upon those HCRs for which Form OIR/12 have been processed. Final figures may be subject to variation depending on when OIR/12 returns are made to HSE)

Notes

This bulletin provides provisional data for 2009/10. A further breakdown of the headline figures contained in this Bulletin will be provided later this year in the annual Offshore Injury and Incident Statistics Report, produced as part of the HID Statistics Report (HSR) series of publications.

Interpretation of trends over a short period of time should be treated with caution, particularly when addressing small data populations.

Whilst incidents occurring in marine and transport activities are not regulated by HSE, but may be related to the offshore oil and gas industry operations, it is noted that on 1 April 2009, a helicopter flight returning from the Miller platform to Aberdeen ditched in the sea with the loss of 2 crew and 14 offshore workers.  Also one worker was killed in a lifting related incident on a diving support vessel when in transit.

  1. Provisional data extracted from Vantage system via StepChange in Safety.Back to reference of footnote 1
  2. Upper limb includes finger/thumbs, hand, wrist and rest of upper limb.Back to reference of footnote 2
  3. Fractures to fingers, thumbs or toes are classed as over-3-day injuries and not as major injuries unless hospitalised over 24 hrs.Back to reference of footnote 3
  4. Upper limb includes finger/thumbs, hand, wrist and rest of upper limb.Back to reference of footnote 4
  5. Major, Significant and Minor Release Severity Classifications are described on the HSE Website in the Hydrocarbons Release Database HELP facility.Back to reference of footnote 5
Updated 2020-09-21