Fatal Fall Through “V” Door Onboard Offshore Platform – Investigation Report

This accident investigation report refers to the occupational accident that occurred onboard the platform workover rig Pride 14 on 17 June 2002. The rig was being erected preparatory to conducting workover operations. While the derrick was being raised, a gate across the V-door inadvertently opened. The driller, who was apparently braced against that gate, fell backwards, lost his hard hat, and was fatally injured when he impacted equipment on the lower level, 19 feet below the rig floor.

2013.08.26 - Fatal Fall Through “V” Door Onboard Offshore Platform - Investigation Report Figure 1

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