Alert 03 – 27 Fall from Rig Floor Results in Serious Injuries


While numbering drill pipe for a tally, a worker fell 4.27 meters (14.9 ft.) from the rig floor and landed in the pipe tubs. The injury occurred when the worker stepped through the guardrail opening at the back of the rig floor and attempted to reach out to number the back row of pipe. The injured worker sustained four fractured ribs, lung was pulled away from his chest wall and he incurred a tear in the sac around his heart.

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