Alert 10 – 14 Rig Move – Rotary Table Fell off Truck

Alert 10 – 14 Rig Move – Rotary Table Fell off Truck


During rig move a subcontractor truck was loaded with the rig’s rotary table which weighs approximately eight tons. It was secured to the truck with four boomer type chain binders. At 70 km (43 miles) from the old location and 500 meters (1640 feet) before entering the gate to the new location, one of the chain binders broke which allowed the other three chain binders to loosen. The rotary table fell off the right side of the truck and hit the black top causing damage to the road surface. The rotary table skid took all the impact and will be inspected before being back into service.