Alert 11 – 28 Dropped Object – Casing Joint Falls From Elevators


While picking up 133/8 casing through the V-door using single door elevator with crane hooked at one end (Pin end), at approximately 20 feet (6 meters) above the rotary table, the casing coupling disconnected from the joint allowing the casing joint to slide down the V-door to the catwalk where it subsequently fell onto the ground. At approximately the same time the disconnected coupling dropped out the elevator to the rig floor. Luckily no injuries occurred.

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