• Published: 20 Jun 2011
  • Incident ID: 3346

Lay down operations results in workers fall

Cause & Consequence

  • Fall from height
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Drilling unit

Incident Activity

Drilling, workover

Incident Info Source

Step change in safety

Specific Incident Equipment

Pushing tubulars manually out from the rig floor towards the V door.

Lessons Identified

No assessment of the weight versus the capabilities of the workers took place.The task could have been accomplished mechanically instead of manuallyThe hole created by removal of a deck grating created a significant potential for someone to fall.

Incident Recommendations

Close floor plate openingsEnsure unecessary equipment is removed from the work area.Ensure personnel are informed of and are part of an assessment of the risks.

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