Alert 14 – 22 Self-Retracting Lifeline (SRL) Anchor Post Failure Results in Near Miss
The rig crew was drilling ahead when a third party employee drew their attention to the rig’s crown. The crew looked up and noticed that the SRL anchor post was hanging from the retracting line to the side of the mast. Operations were immediately stopped and the crew discovered that the SRL anchor post had fractured at the top of the gusset. It then apparently fell towards the mast and came to rest when it impacted the SRL. The cable was tied to an SRL and the SRL was lying over the top of the crown.