• Published: 24 Jul 2012
  • Incident ID: 3444

Loose Machine Guarding Results in Minor Injury

Cause & Consequence

  • Slip, trip or fall on same level
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Drilling unit

Incident Activity

Lifting, crane, rigging, deck operations

Lessons Identified


  • The fixing clips that were holding the grate in place had worked loose and were insufficient for a weight bearing load.

Incident Recommendations

CORRECTIVE ACTIONS: To address this incident, this company did the following:

  • All employees were reminded to be aware at all times when working around rotating equipment.
  • It was stressed to employees to ensure that all necessary covers and/or guards are secure.
  • The crew inspected the entire auger area and any questionable areas were replaced with solid plates and non-slip paint was applied.

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