Alert 05 – 29 Unsecured Water Jugs in Mast/Derrick


Two recent Near Miss Incidents have occurred concerning water jugs that turned into Dropped Objects. One incident was caused when crew members attached the water jug to the elevator horn and while running the elevators up to the monkey board, the jug slipped off and fell to the rig floor. Only by luck did it miss the crew members
at floor level. The second incident resulted when the derrick man had taken a water jug to the monkey board and did not secure it to prevent the hazard of it falling. Activity on the board caused the jug to fall off and nearly miss crew members on the floor. Both of these incidents must be considered serious.

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