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Drill Pipe Falls to Drill Rig Floor

Graham Marshall - Friday, December 14, 2012

The critical requirement for drilling operations to apply good procedures is illustrated in this APPEA safety alert which shows how a Chevron drill rig off Australia allowed incorrect elevator inserts to be used.

The result of not having/not following a robust procedure on the drill floor was that a stand of drill pipe fell 6 meters to the drill floor below.

The potential for a fatality under such circumstance is high.

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