17 – Working On Mud Pumps

30 November 2007

Alert 07 – 33 Lack of Adequate Rest and Attention Resulting in an LTI (Rig Move)

Alert 07 – 33 Lack of Adequate Rest and Attention Resulting in an LTI (Rig Move) WHAT HAPPENED: After completing 75% of a rig move operation, the
2 November 2005

Alert 05 – 42 Near Miss – Mud Pump Relief Line

Alert 05 – 42 Near Miss – Mud Pump Relief Line WHAT HAPPENED: The pictures below show the outcome when the mud pump relief valve popped at
3 March 2004

Alert 04 – 14 Failure to Follow Lockout Procedure Results in Injury

Alert 04 – 14 Failure to Follow Lockout Procedure Results in Injury WHAT HAPPENED: Work requiring disconnection and removal commenced on a mud mixing pump assembly without
7 November 2003

Alert 03 – 46 Proper Job Planning and Review

Alert 03 – 46 Proper Job Planning and Review WHAT HAPPENED: The company had several incidents recently where the root cause was determined to be a failure
7 October 2003

Alert 03 – 38 Mud Pump Maintenance Operations Results in a Face Injury

Alert 03 – 38 Mud Pump Maintenance Operations Results in a Face Injury WHAT HAPPENED: While the night mechanic was assisting senior mechanic in removing chain driven
8 October 2002

Alert 02 – 46 Fall from Mud Pump

Alert 02 – 46 Fall from Mud Pump WHAT HAPPENED: A derrickman opened the relief valve to bleed off the mud pump then made repairs to stop
8 April 2002

Alert 02 – 16 Hammering on Mud Pump Results in Mashed Finger

Alert 02 – 16 Hammering on Mud Pump Results in Mashed Finger WHAT HAPPENED: A recent incident lead to the amputation of the tip of an employee’s
6 November 1999

Alert 99 – 34 Gardner Denver Safety Notice

Alert 99 – 34 Gardner Denver Safety Notice WHAT HAPPENED: The purpose of this notice is to inform personnel who own or operate Gardner Denver mud pumps
6 February 1999

Alert 99 – 06 Lockout/Tagout Procedures

Alert 99 – 06 Lockout/Tagout Procedures WHAT HAPPENED: After making a connection, the driller inadvertently kicked in the main pump from the driller’s console while the toolpusher and