Alert 05 – 30 High Potential Incidents Involving Single Joint / Pick Up Elevators


Over the past few weeks we have experienced two separate incidents within our fleet that involved dropping joints of tubulars simply because the wrong size and type elevators were used. While neither of these incidents resulted in any form of injury the emerging trend is disturbing and requires immediate corrective action. The following represents a summary of the High Potential Near Miss incidents where we have dropped tubulars when using single joint / pick up elevators.

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