60 – Caught Between

6 September 1999

Alert 99 – 28 Hydraulic Telescoping Cylinder Failure

Alert 99 – 28 Hydraulic Telescoping Cylinder Failure WHAT HAPPENED: While rigging up a telescoping mast, one of the two cylinders failed and the mast dropped. No
6 August 1999

Alert 99 – 26 Standing Under Suspended Load

Alert 99 – 26 Standing Under Suspended Load WHAT HAPPENED: A sub-sea engineer was fatally injured while working on a semi-submersible rig. The deceased was standing inside the
6 August 1999

Alert 99 – 24 Cementing Casing

Alert 99 – 24 Cementing Casing WHAT HAPPENED: After running approximately 1,600 feet of 8-5/8 inch casing a floorhand climbed onto the top of the casing and cementing
6 July 1999

Alert 99 – 23 Unsecured Cover Fractures Arm

Alert 99 – 23 Unsecured Cover Fractures Arm WHAT HAPPENED: While rigging up a rig, a floorman working with members of his crew noticed a cover falling
6 June 1999

Alert 99 – 20 Unloading Casing Elevators

Alert 99 – 20 Unloading Casing Elevators WHAT HAPPENED: While preparing to run casing on an offshore platform, the order was given to bring a basket containing the
6 June 1999

Alert 99 – 18 Power Tong Incident

Alert 99 – 18 Power Tong Incident WHAT HAPPENED: The power tongs became stuck while tripping out of the hole. The floorman, who had his back to
6 May 1999

Alert 99 – 17 Rig Collapse with Fatalities and Injuries

Alert 99 – 17 Rig Collapse with Fatalities and Injuries WHAT HAPPENED: During the final stages of rigging-up operations, a offshore platform rig collapsed, resulting in 3
6 April 1999

Alert 99 – 12 Identifying Control Panel Valves

Alert 99 – 12 Identifying Control Panel Valves WHAT HAPPENED: The crew reported to work without one crewmember. The rig supervisor assisted the crew in making a connection.
6 March 1999

Alert 99 – 11 Drill Pipe Slips

Alert 99 – 11 Drill Pipe Slips WHAT HAPPENED: 1. Incident No. 1 – Employee caught his hand between the drill pipe slips and the elevators during a