• Published: 17 Jun 2011
  • Incident ID: 3230

Incorrect length of tong snub line results in fatality

Cause & Consequence

  • Moving, flying or falling object
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Drilling unit

Incident Activity

Drilling, workover

Incident Info Source

Step change in safety

Specific Incident Equipment

Rig Fllor tongs and associated snubbing lines

Lessons Identified

The crew had not replaced the tong snub line with the appropriate one after the original task was completed.Communications was an issue and should have been betterDisregard for company alert advising that the practice of using snub lines as slings should not be allowed.

Incident Recommendations

As per the attached IADC alert

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