The investigation group's professional opinion of the incident is that there was the potential for a serious accident involving personal injury. If circumstances had been slightly different, the incident could have developed with serious consequences for nearby personnel. Six persons were directly involved in the operation, and an unknown number of passers-by were also in the vicinity.
The PSA concludes that the cause of the incident was that a concrete element was not adequately secured during dismantling of a fire wall near a workers' accommodation module. The following nonconformities were identified:
There were also observations of areas where there is potential for improvement.
Link to the PSA's investigation report (in Norwegian only)
Contact in the PSA:
Inger Anda, press spokesperson
Telephone: +47 970 54 064