Alert 14 – 03 Struck by Incident Results in Leg Injury
The rig crew was getting the rig ready for cementing. A large piece of PVC pipe, which is normally used to bypass the shakers, could not be found. Two crew members were instructed to use a section of old casing as a substitute for the PVC pipe. One crew member used a forklift to lift the section out of the junk box, while the second crew member stood by as a flagger. The forklift operator then proceeded to stab through the inside circumference of the casing. As the forklift operator lifted the casing, it caught the lip of the junk box, was knocked off of the fork, and fell to the ground. As the section of casing fell, it struck the flagger in the leg resulting in a large abrasion.