A 30 kg piping support was found in a gas plant pipe rack. It had fallen approximately 2m to the pipe rack, which is 6m above a pedestrian traffic area. The event posed a dropped object risk to personnel walking through the area. If the piping support struck someone when it fell from the pipe rack, a serious injury may have occurred. The event caused no damage to piping and, given the location of its occurrence, had no potential to cause a process safety event. If a similar event occurred in another area of the plant, a loss of containment may have resulted.