Alert 04 – 38 Joint of Drill Pipe Falls to Rig Floor


A locking safety hook and 4½” IF thread drill pipe lift cap was being used to pick up a single joint of 5” drill pipe from the V-Door. As the joint of drill pipe was raised with the air hoist and was being held several feet above the floor, an employee attempted to remove the pin end protector. The hook and drill pipe lift cap separated and the joint of drill pipe struck the floor and then fell across the floor.

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