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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9 August 2001

Alert 01 – 31 Near Miss – Oxygen Bottle Drops from Crane

Alert 01 – 31 Near Miss – Oxygen Bottle Drops from Crane WHAT HAPPENED: While lifting an Oxygen/Acetylene assembly with a crane, an oxygen bottle came off
9 August 2001

Alert 01 – 30 Handling Stabbing Guide Results in Fatality

Alert 01 – 30 Handling Stabbing Guide Results in Fatality WHAT HAPPENED: While installing a stabbing guide on the box of 5 ½” sand screen tubing in
9 August 2001

Alert 01 – 29 Beyond Safety Glasses

Alert 01 – 29 Beyond Safety Glasses WHAT HAPPENED: During the first week of a rig construction project, there were 7 eye injuries. The work environment was such
9 July 2001

Alert 01 – 28 Fatality Involving Watertight Door

Alert 01 – 28 Fatality Involving Watertight Door WHAT HAPPENED: A worker’s body was found caught between a hydraulic powered watertight door and the door jam in the
9 July 2001

Alert 01 – 27 Employee Killed when Gantry Crane Strikes Riser Skate

Alert 01 – 27 Employee Killed when Gantry Crane Strikes Riser Skate WHAT HAPPENED: A roustabout was crushed to death between the riser skate and V-door frame
9 July 2001

Alert 01 – 26 Utility Air Hoist Incident

Alert 01 – 26 Utility Air Hoist Incident WHAT HAPPENED: Crews were using an air hoist located on the cellar deck to align a joint of 20”
9 July 2001

Alert 01 – 25 PPE-Goggles Needed for Moving/Handling Chemicals

Alert 01 – 25 PPE-Goggles Needed for Moving/Handling Chemicals WHAT HAPPENED: A first aid type incident took place recently involving a short service employee (SSE) who was
9 July 2001

Alert 01 – 24 Fall from Top Drive Causes Two LTIs

Alert 01 – 24 Fall from Top Drive Causes Two LTIs WHAT HAPPENED: A drilling crew had just completed a drilling line slip and cut operation. The
9 July 2001

Alert 01 – 23 Improper Storage of Materials

Alert 01 – 23 Improper Storage of Materials WHAT HAPPENED: Sack material was stored on top of five-gallon plastic containers filled with chemicals. The plastic containers collapsed under
9 June 2001

Alert 01 – 22 Crane Boom Pulled Backwards Over the Cab

Alert 01 – 22 Crane Boom Pulled Backwards Over the Cab WHAT HAPPENED: The boom of the port aft crane on a jack-up rig was pulled backwards
9 June 2001

Alert 01 – 21 Heat Related Conditions

Alert 01 – 21 Heat Related Conditions WHAT HAPPENED: Under normal conditions the body’s ability to dissipate heat through the evaporation of sweat and convection of cooler air
9 June 2001

Alert 01 – 20 Energy Forces Must be Taken into Account

Alert 01 – 20 Energy Forces Must be Taken into Account WHAT HAPPENED: The IADC Accident Statistics Program shows that the majority of incidents that occur in
9 June 2001

Alert 01 – 19 Fatality – Fall from Derrick Ladder

Alert 01 – 19 Fatality – Fall from Derrick Ladder WHAT HAPPENED: A fatality occurred when an employee fell from a derrick ladder while descending from the
9 June 2001

Alert 01 – 18 Tail Rope and Drill Pipe Incident

Alert 01 – 18 Tail Rope and Drill Pipe Incident WHAT HAPPENED: While tripping pipe into the hole, a rotary helper’s shoulder was injured while he was
9 June 2001

Alert 01 – 17 Near-Miss: Crane Fast Line and Load Line Become Entangled

Alert 01 – 17 Near-Miss: Crane Fast Line and Load Line Become Entangled WHAT HAPPENED: During nighttime boat unloading operations on a floating facility in marginal weather
9 May 2001

Alert 01 – 16 Personnel Hoisting (Man-Riding) Fatal and Near Miss Incidents

Alert 01 – 16 Personnel Hoisting (Man-Riding) Fatal and Near Miss Incidents WHAT HAPPENED: Recently the industry has had two fatal incidents and one near miss incident
9 April 2001

Alert 01 – 15 Crewmember Fatally Injured in Fall

Alert 01 – 15 Crewmember Fatally Injured in Fall WHAT HAPPENED: While uncovering a well slot in the Weather Deck of a production platform, a crewmember fell
9 April 2001

Alert 01 – 14 Two Crewmen Fatally Injured when Struck by a Stand of Drill Pipe

Alert 01 – 14 Two Crewmen Fatally Injured when Struck by a Stand of Drill Pipe WHAT HAPPENED: An extra long cement stand was made up and
9 April 2001

Alert 01 – 13 Fall From Rig Floor

Alert 01 – 13 Fall From Rig Floor WHAT HAPPENED: A drill crew was preparing to nipple down the 20″ diverter and cut off the 16″ casing.
9 April 2001

Alert 01 – 12 Near Miss – Dropped Bundle of Drill Pipe

Alert 01 – 12 Near Miss – Dropped Bundle of Drill Pipe WHAT HAPPENED: A bundle of new 3-1/2” drill pipe was being lifted by crane from
9 April 2001

Alert 01 – 11 Near Miss – Sticking BOP Control Valve

Alert 01 – 11 Near Miss – Sticking BOP Control Valve WHAT HAPPENED: While function testing the BOP’s from the Toolpusher’s remote panel it was noticed that
9 March 2001

Alert 01 – 10 Derrickman Climb Assist

Alert 01 – 10 Derrickman Climb Assist WHAT HAPPENED: During a recent windstorm, a counter weight and cable on the Derrickman’s climb assist on an offshore rig became
9 March 2001

Alert 01 – 09 Derrick Fall Protection Tie-Off Anchor Failure

Alert 01 – 09 Derrick Fall Protection Tie-Off Anchor Failure WHAT HAPPENED: When working in the derrick, a Derrickman used a “wrap around/tie-off adapter” for his fall
9 March 2001

Alert 01 – 08 EPIRB Operational Matters

Alert 01 – 08 EPIRB Operational Matters WHAT HAPPENED: A French fishing vessel sank off the French Antilles in February 1999. There was a delay by the COSPAS-SARSAT
9 February 2001

Alert 01 – 07 Foot Caught in Drawworks Braking System

Alert 01 – 07 Foot Caught in Drawworks Braking System WHAT HAPPENED: The crew was slipping and cutting drilling line as per ton-mile program and had finished
9 February 2001

Alert 01 – 06 Hand Grinder Incidents

Alert 01 – 06 Hand Grinder Incidents WHAT HAPPENED: Two separate reportable accidents occurred recently involving the use of hand held grinders. These both occurred due to grinder
9 February 2001

Alert 01 – 05 Alternative Cutting Tools

Alert 01 – 05 Alternative Cutting Tools WHAT HAPPENED: There have been a significant number of knife related injuries occurring to employee’s arms, hands, legs and fingers. Many
9 February 2001

Alert 01 – 04 Side Door Collar Elevators Drops Casing Joint

Alert 01 – 04 Side Door Collar Elevators Drops Casing Joint WHAT HAPPENED: The rig crew was picking up 4-1/2 inch casing and running into the hole.
9 January 2001

Alert 01 – 03 Rig Floor Winch Incident

Alert 01 – 03 Rig Floor Winch Incident WHAT HAPPENED: One rig floor winch had been previously used by an individual to lower lift caps down the
9 January 2001

Alert 01 – 02 Man-Riding Winch Operations Near Miss Incident

Alert 01 – 02 Man-Riding Winch Operations Near Miss Incident WHAT HAPPENED: After completion of logging operations, a man was lowered with a designated air winch to