Alert 03 – 39 Pipe Lay Down Operation Results in Broken Leg


To aid in laying down drill pipe, a Third Party Contractor was contracted and two employees were on the ground working the pipe baskets. The first basket was filled with drill pipe and the Third Party Contractor employees were in the process of removing the roller pipes out of the first tub to the second tub, when a joint of drill pipe rolled down the roller pipe and into the pipe basket. The joint of drill pipe hit the employee and broke his leg.

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