• Published: 25 Jun 2012
  • Incident ID: 3434

Lack of Inspection Procedures results in dropped blocks

Cause & Consequence

  • Failure of vessels or pipework
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Any Location Type

Incident Activity

Drilling, workover

Lessons Identified


To address this incident, this company did the following:

1. Instructed all divisions to check their rig’s brake systems to ensure proper key placement.

2. Instructed rig personnel to ensure that the brake system is greased twice a week and the hoisting system is visually checked daily.

3. Directed Managers to distribute the alert to all divisions and discuss with all employees.

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