Unfortunately, there were two fatal accidents in 2013 in connection with Statkraft's activities. One of the fatal accidents was work-related and both took place in connection with SN Power’s activities in Peru.
In total, 123 lost-time injuries and 230 injuries overall were recorded among the Group's employees and contractors in 2013. For Statkraft overall, this yields a total recordable injury rate (TRI) of 6.6 and a lost-time injury rate (LTI) of 3.5.
There were two fatal accidents in connection with Statkraft's activities in 2013, one of which was work-related. The work-related fatal accident took place in the Cheves development project in Peru, which is wholly owned by SN Power. Statkraft owns 60% of SN Power. The accident took place in August, when a contractor died from crushing injuries during tunnel work. The accident has been investigated by an independent commission, and the main conclusion from the investigation is that the work was carried out in an area that was inadequately secured. Practices were changed immediately after the accident, and the entire plant was reviewed to uncover risks in connection with tunnel work.
In addition, there was one fatal accident involving a third party; a person was found drowned near the Pariac hydropower plant in Peru in May. The plant is owned by SN Power.
Statistics from recent years show that the majority of the fatal accidents occur in connection with work related to roads and transport. As a result, traffic safety campaigns have been carried out in both Statkraft and SN Power in order to reduce the number of traffic accidents.
The LTI indicator (number of lost-time injuries per million working hours) was 2.5 among Group employees, while LTI among the Group's contractors was 4.4. Correspondingly, the TRI indicator (number of injuries per million working hours) among Group employees was 4.1 and 6.5 among contractors. In total, 230 injuries were recorded, of which 123 lost-time injuries, among the Group's employees and contractors.
The injury rate trend is still heading in the right direction for employees, while the injury rate for contractors has remained at the same level in recent years. Especially in larger development projects, there is a strong focus on establishing a good safety culture. Measures used to achieve this include close follow-up to ensure safety in the workplace and safety courses and campaigns which cover employees, contractors and sub-contractors.
In 2013, 19 injuries were registered where the consequences were or could have been serious, and a total of 49 incidents (injuries and near-misses) with a serious injury potential. This type of injuries and incidents are investigated and subject to particular follow-up to identify preventive measures and disseminate experiences and knowledge across the organisation.
Hazardous conditions and near-misses
In order to prevent incidents which can have serious consequences, both hazardous conditions and near-misses are recorded in operations and projects. Almost 11 000 incidents were recorded in 2013. Both near-misses and unsafe conditions are followed up in the same manner as actual accident situations, and conditions which recur or could have had serious consequences are particularly subjected to analysis and follow-up with measures to prevent serious incidents. This way we are always growing our expertise about work situations exposed to risk, enabling us to plan and take precautions to reduce the risk of accidents and injuries.