77 – Rig Floor

6 May 1999

Alert 99 – 16 Ladder Safety

Alert 99 – 16 Ladder Safety WHAT HAPPENED: A fiberglass A-frame ladder split halfway up the ridge of the leg rail, causing a worker on the ladder
6 April 1999

Alert 99 – 14 Rigging Down Safety

Alert 99 – 14 Rigging Down Safety WHAT HAPPENED: During rig-down, all sections of the mast had been dismantled and only the lower sections remained pinned to the
6 April 1999

Alert 99 – 12 Identifying Control Panel Valves

Alert 99 – 12 Identifying Control Panel Valves WHAT HAPPENED: The crew reported to work without one crewmember. The rig supervisor assisted the crew in making a connection.
6 March 1999

Alert 99 – 11 Drill Pipe Slips

Alert 99 – 11 Drill Pipe Slips WHAT HAPPENED: 1. Incident No. 1 – Employee caught his hand between the drill pipe slips and the elevators during a
6 March 1999

Alert 99 – 10 Manual Tong Safety

Alert 99 – 10 Manual Tong Safety WHAT HAPPENED: The IADC Health, Safety and Environment Committee’s Safety Engineering by Design Sub-committee has identified the following concerns and recommendations
6 March 1999

Alert 99 – 09 Brake Linkage Failure

Alert 99 – 09 Brake Linkage Failure WHAT HAPPENED: The drill crew was preparing to pull the drill string from the well to log it. The drill
6 February 1999

Alert 99 – 08 Air Hoist Safety

Alert 99 – 08 Air Hoist Safety WHAT HAPPENED: A handling sub was being lifted from its storage area on the rig floor next to the handrails.
6 January 1999

Alert 99 – 05 Wire Rope Failure

Alert 99 – 05 Wire Rope Failure WHAT HAPPENED: A floorman was moving a drill pipe hydraulic torque wrench over to some subs on the rig floor
6 January 1999

Alert 99 – 04 Rig Tong Snub Lines

Alert 99 – 04 Rig Tong Snub Lines WHAT HAPPENED: During an inspection on a rig, the rig company found that the rig was using incorrect size