• Published: 8 May 2012
  • Incident ID: 3424

Tangled Fall Arrest Cable Results In Fatality

Cause & Consequence

  • Fall from height
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Drilling unit

Incident Activity

Drilling, workover

Lessons Identified


- The driller engaged the blocks and top drive allowing the safety clamp on the Kelly hose to catch the- The motorman was tied off to the crown fall device.

Incident Recommendations

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

off to a retractable fall arrest device on the derrick board.

- Instructed all employees to tie off to the derrick board when hoisted in to position and not to stay tied- Instructed the driller that the blocks are not to be moved if the men on the derrick board are not tied

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