Alert 11 – 15 Welding Operation Results in a Fire in the Store Room


Welders were trimming a guidepost located on the roof of the rig’s storeroom. The insulation installed on the underside of the storeroom roof that was located below the area of hot work ignited and began to smolder, emitting a large volume of toxic smoke. The store room sustained extensive smoke damage but, more importantly, there was a potential loss of rig equipment, materials and loss of life.

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