Alert 07 – 09 Dropped Object Results in Serious Near Miss


An extremely high potential Near Miss occurred when the safety retracting lifeline (SRL) block which weighs 15 KG (30 pounds), was installed above the monkey board fell approximately 90 feet down to rig floor. The SRL block landed 6 feet away from the driller’s console. Fortunately, no one was hit by the falling object and there was no equipment damage with the exception of the SRL block.

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