Alert 99 – 06 Lockout/Tagout Procedures


After making a connection, the driller inadvertently kicked in the main pump from the driller’s console while the toolpusher and derrickman were changing the pony rod on the pump. No one was injured, but the pony rod had to be cut in half to be removed and pump was damaged. The situation could have been much worse, resulting in an injury.

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