Alert 09 – 02 Dropped Object – Pad Eyes Fail Causing Near Miss


When lifting a newly constructed mud cleaning equipment skid for installation on a mud tank, three of the four lifting lug pad eyes failed at the welds located on the top of the Mud Cleaning System Lifting Frame. The skid fell to the ground. The shaker skid was approximately two feet off the ground when the welds failed. Fortunately, the crew members were using tag lines on the equipment and were at a safe distance from the lift. No injuries sustained and no equipment damaged.

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