Alert 11 – 01 Sand Line Flagging Operation Results in Fatality


A completions rig crew was attempting to attach flags to the rig sand line. After they had installed the third set of flags, the rig operator reached into the drum area to help one of the rig floor crewmen remove his pipe wrench from the sand-line. While reaching in, his stomach area came in contact with the sand-line drum clutch lever and engaged the drum resulting in the drum turning several revolutions. One of the rig crewmen become entangled, resulting in his death.

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