Alert 13 – 25 Struck-by Incident While Running Casing Results in Fatality


While running casing, an employee (Injured Person – IP) was backing out a cross threaded 18-5/8 inch (46cm) casing joint when he was struck on the right side of his head by the casing power tong. This impact caused his head to hit against the top drive rail lifting eye and then he fell 3 feet (91cm) down to the rig floor.

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