Alert 02 – 14 Incident Involving Link-Tilt and Elevators

Alert 02 – 14 Incident Involving Link-Tilt and Elevators


While pulling out of the hole with 3½” drill pipe, the Driller engaged the Top Drive link tilt and the employee unlatched the elevators and was placing the pipe in derrick finger. Without warning, the link tilt inadvertently kicked out past the intermediate stops. The elevators struck employee’s middle finger on his left hand.

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