• Published: 20 Jun 2011
  • Incident ID: 3326

Laying down casing results in a fall from height

Cause & Consequence

  • Fall from height
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Any Location Type

Incident Activity

Drilling, workover

Incident Info Source

Step change in safety

Specific Incident Equipment

Attempting to man handle very heavy tubular equipment.

Lessons Identified

The Supervisor did not realise the casing owuld be too heavy to manually handle.No lay down equipment was used to perform the task.The winch operator did not 'ground' the equipment when he saw it begin to swing towards the rig crew members.No one identified the hazards associated with working around an open hole.

Incident Recommendations

Close all rig and other floor openingsEnsure adaquate people are available to perform the task.Ensure all personnel are involved in an assessment of the task.

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