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Inattentiveness Results in Injured Employees

What Happened:

The crew was laying down drill pipe with 42 joints left in the hole when they experienced a tight connection. The iron roughneck wasn't breaking the connection as it should, so the crew began using manual tongs to break the pipe connection and spin the pipe out with the rotary table. With both tongs on the joint of pipe, the driller engaged the breakout tong to break the connection. The driller mistakenly thought the connection had broken when the tongs had slipped off of the joint. The driller engaged the rotary table which caused the breakout tong to swing all the way around striking the breakout tong to swing all the way around striking the makeup tong. The makeup tong then struck an employee, forcing him into the drawworks, resulting in an injury. A second employee was injured when he fell over the rotary chain guard in an attempt to avoid the swinging tongs. A third employee was nearly struck in the head with the swinging tong; however, he bent over just in time for the tong to swing over the top of his head, knocking off his hard hat.

What Caused It:

- The dyes on the iron roughneck were worn out and would not break the connection. This led the crew to use the manual tongs.

- The manual tongs were not inspected prior to starting the job.

- The driller mistakenly thought the connection had broken and activated the rotary table to spin out the joint of pipe.

- Snub-line to the break out tong, was not properly equipped. The pin used in the clevis was missing the nut and the keeper that was being used was inadequate. This allowed the pin to be pulled from the clevis during the high torque situation.

- During the investigation it was found that the clevis, used to connect the snub-line to the break out tong, was not properly equipped. The pin used in the clevis was missing the nut and the keeper that was being used was inadequate. This allowed the pin to be pulled from the clevis during the high torque situation.

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Achieving the 'Johnny-On-The-Spot' attitude as a Consultant

Johnny-on-the-spot as a noun means "an unusually alert fellow who is capable of decisive action, and seizing an opportunity!"

Drive For Results

Demonstrates concern for achieving or surpassing results against an internal or external standard of excellence. Shows a passion for improving the delivery of services with a commitment to continuous improvement.

Behavioral Indicators

- Recognizes and capitalizes on opportunities.

- Sets and maintains high performance standards for self and others that support the Company's strategic plan and holds self and other team members accountable for achieving results.

- Tries new things to reach challenging goals and persists until personal and team goals are achieved and commitments met.

- Works to meet individual and Company goals with positive regard, acknowledgment of, and cooperation with the achievement of others' goals.

- Motivates others to translate ideas into actions and results.

 

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Achieving the 'Johnny-On-The-Spot' attitude as a Consultant

Johnny-on-the-spot as a noun means "an unusually alert fellow who is capable of decisive action, and seizing an opportunity!"

Open Communication:

Creates an atmosphere in which timely and high-quality information flows smoothly up and down, inside and outside of the University; encourages open expression of ideas and opinions.

Behavioral Indicators

- Asks open-ended questions that encourage others to give their points-of-view and is approachable at all times.

- Keeps relevant people accurately informed and up-to-date of both positive and potentially negative information.

- Appropriately expresses one's own opinion.

- Refrains from immediate judgment and criticism of others' ideas delivers criticism in a way that demonstrates sensitivity to the feelings of others and waits for others to finish their intended message before  responding.

- Encourages response and dissent to ideas and issues.

 

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