Alert 13 – 01 Fall From V-Door Results in Near Miss


The crew was in the process of preparing to lay down the directional tool. One crew member was running the hoist while the other was unchaining the snatch block from the handrail next to the V-door post. The crew member running the hoist was pulling slack from the lay-down line when it snagged on the substructure pulling the line tight and against the crew member standing next to the V-door post and the open V-door gate. The now tightened lay-down line pushed the crew member out of the open V-door and down the V-door slide where he hit the pipe stop and rolled onto the catwalk. The injured person sustained some minor swelling and discomfort to his back.

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