Safety Alerts

Safety Alerts

IADC distributes HSE Alerts to Members as they are received. All Alerts issued will be archived on this web site. We welcome your ideas for future Safety Alerts.

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8 March 2002

Alert 02 – 14 Incident Involving Link-Tilt and Elevators

Alert 02 – 14 Incident Involving Link-Tilt and Elevators WHAT HAPPENED: While pulling out of the hole with 3½” drill pipe, the Driller engaged the Top Drive
8 March 2002

Alert 02 – 13 Failure to Wear Fall Protection Results in a Fatality

Alert 02 – 13 Failure to Wear Fall Protection Results in a Fatality WHAT HAPPENED: An employee was working on a suspended walkway with handrails, located under
8 March 2002

Alert 02 – 12 Fatal Incident – Man Lost Overboard

Alert 02 – 12 Fatal Incident – Man Lost Overboard WHAT HAPPENED: The individual and three other persons were working to relocate the 30” diverter housing from
8 March 2002

Alert 02 – 11 Engine Blower Fire

Alert 02 – 11 Engine Blower Fire WHAT HAPPENED: Due to a failure in the intake air shutoff device on one of the two intake blowers (Turbo)
8 March 2002

Alert 02 – 10 Casing Incident Results in LTI

Alert 02 – 10 Casing Incident Results in LTI WHAT HAPPENED: Recently, a casing crew was running a string of 9 5/8” casing, with the assistance of
8 March 2002

Alert 02 – 09 Rope Caught in Mud Pit Agitator Causes RWC

Alert 02 – 09 Rope Caught in Mud Pit Agitator Causes RWC WHAT HAPPENED: A derrickman was attempting to remove and reposition a 8mm (3/8”) plumb-bob rope
8 February 2002

Alert 02 – 08 Improper Rigging Results in Lost Cargo

Alert 02 – 08 Improper Rigging Results in Lost Cargo WHAT HAPPENED: While making a lift from a boat to the platform, the operator picked up a cargo
8 February 2002

Alert 02 – 07 Dropped Object from Derrick Results in LTI

Alert 02 – 07 Dropped Object from Derrick Results in LTI WHAT HAPPENED: While a floorman was directing the crane from the “V” Door, a 4’6” piece
8 February 2002

Alert 02 – 06 Mud Pump Pulsation Dampener Explosion

Alert 02 – 06 Mud Pump Pulsation Dampener Explosion WHAT HAPPENED: An explosion occurred in the Mud Pump Room of a Jackup Rig operating off the coast
8 February 2002

Alert 02 – 05 Deep Well Pump Repair Results in a Fatality

Alert 02 – 05 Deep Well Pump Repair Results in a Fatality WHAT HAPPENED: One of the Deep Well Pumps became inoperative and an Unplanned Maintenance Report
8 January 2002

Alert 02 – 04 Dropped Object in the Derrick

Alert 02 – 04 Dropped Object in the Derrick WHAT HAPPENED: The main body of a snatch block located in the derrick between the monkey board and
8 January 2002

Alert 02 – 03 Near Miss – Dropped Casing Rabbit

Alert 02 – 03 Near Miss – Dropped Casing Rabbit WHAT HAPPENED: While RIH7″ liner with 5-1/2″ D.P, a 2-5/8″ rabbit was used to drift all stands
8 January 2002

Alert 02 – 02 Inattention Allows Traveling Block to Strike Crown

Alert 02 – 02 Inattention Allows Traveling Block to Strike Crown WHAT HAPPENED: While pulling and standing back 2 3/8” tubing on a truck mounted rig, the
8 January 2002

Alert 02 – 01 Maintenance on Personnel Lift Results in a Fatality

Alert 02 – 01 Maintenance on Personnel Lift Results in a Fatality WHAT HAPPENED: A fatality has recently occurred during a routine maintenance task on an elevator
17 December 2001

Alert 01 – 47 Near Miss – Material Dropped from Overhead Load

Alert 01 – 47 Near Miss – Material Dropped from Overhead Load WHAT HAPPENED: In a recent incident a serious near miss occurred while the Crane Operator
17 December 2001

Alert 01 – 46 Air Powered Impact Wrench Incident

Alert 01 – 46 Air Powered Impact Wrench Incident WHAT HAPPENED: An employee had his leg lacerated when he inadvertently activated an air-powered impact wrench that he was
17 December 2001

Alert 01 – 45 BOP Control System Uncontrolled Pressure Release Causes LTI

Alert 01 – 45 BOP Control System Uncontrolled Pressure Release Causes LTI WHAT HAPPENED: Relief Rig Manager, Driller and Floorman were removing a Nitrogen accumulator bottle from
17 December 2001

Alert 01 – 44 Fall from Height, Fatality

Alert 01 – 44 Fall from Height, Fatality WHAT HAPPENED: Although this incident did not occur on a drilling rig, many rigs have similar ladders and landings.
16 November 2001

Alert 01 – 43 Near Miss – Pressurization of a Tote Tank

Alert 01 – 43 Near Miss – Pressurization of a Tote Tank WHAT HAPPENED: Recently a near miss occurred while a derrick-man and mud engineer was trying
16 November 2001

Alert 01 – 42 Energy Isolation – Top Drive Repair Traps Fingers

Alert 01 – 42 Energy Isolation – Top Drive Repair Traps Fingers WHAT HAPPENED: While tripping in the hole, a keeper pin to the grabber heads was
16 November 2001

Alert 01 – 41 Temporary Opening in Stairway Causes Fatal Incident

Alert 01 – 41 Temporary Opening in Stairway Causes Fatal Incident WHAT HAPPENED: A tank was taken out of service for repair. The scope of work included
16 November 2001

Alert 01 – 40 Pressure Testing Fuel Hose Results in a Serious Injury

Alert 01 – 40 Pressure Testing Fuel Hose Results in a Serious Injury WHAT HAPPENED: While pressure testing a fuel transfer hose in preparation to transfer fuel,
16 October 2001

Alert 01 – 39 Oxygen / Acetylene Torch Catches Fire and Explodes

Alert 01 – 39 Oxygen / Acetylene Torch Catches Fire and Explodes WHAT HAPPENED: A worker was using an Oxygen/Acetylene torch setup on a cart, a portable
16 October 2001

Alert 01 – 38 Overhead Power-Line Contact

Alert 01 – 38 Overhead Power-Line Contact WHAT HAPPENED: A D6C Side-boom was being used to load nine lengths of pipe onto the back of a crew
16 October 2001

Alert 01 – 37 Man Downed by H2S Gas

Alert 01 – 37 Man Downed by H2S Gas WHAT HAPPENED: During a pump down stripping job, a Well Service Rig worker was overcome by H2S. When
16 October 2001

Alert 01 – 36 Surface Detonation of Perforating Gun

Alert 01 – 36 Surface Detonation of Perforating Gun WHAT HAPPENED: While a crew was attempting to disarm a 2’ X 3 3/8” select fire perforating gun,
16 September 2001

Alert 01 – 35 Fatality – Truck Rollover

Alert 01 – 35 Fatality – Truck Rollover WHAT HAPPENED: Company vehicle left road and rolled over. Two occupants of vehicle ejected from vehicle. One occupant killed and
16 September 2001

Alert 01 – 34 Dropped Pipe Spinner

Alert 01 – 34 Dropped Pipe Spinner WHAT HAPPENED: A floorman was running the pipe spinner during a trip. As he finished backing out a joint of
16 September 2001

Alert 01 – 33 Casing Hook Incident – Pinched Finger

Alert 01 – 33 Casing Hook Incident – Pinched Finger WHAT HAPPENED: As casing was being off loaded from a supply boat, the lifting sling snagged and
16 September 2001

Alert 01 – 32 Fatal Incident – Crewman Crushed

Alert 01 – 32 Fatal Incident – Crewman Crushed WHAT HAPPENED: While building mud weight a crew of roustabouts were mixing barite using super sack bags. They picked