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Safety warning over drive drilling rigs

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

SafeWork SA recently issued a safety alert following an incident involving a mobile top drive drilling rig. While a mobile top drive drilling rig was powered up and in idle mode, a freely suspended drill rod unexpectedly detached from the drifter (striker bar) causing the drill rod to fall and bounce. The falling drill rod struck the control cabin and then a worker who was positioned on the ground in near proximity to the rig.  More…..