Alert 04 – 09 Lowering Bell Nipple Results in a Fatality


While slacking off the Bell Nipple in cellar area, the Bell Nipple pulled down the flow-line on top of the crewman working in cellar. The injuries sustained by the crewman were fatal.
Equipment involved: Two air-hoists, flow-line trough – not connected to bell-nipple with dresser sleeve, but suspended below bell-nipple outlet with chains.

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