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Lti s 2014 summary

LTI’s 2014 Summary

For enquiries and or comments on these slides, please Contact; Sami AlHarthy on 24675753


Lti s 2014 summary

LTI’s 2014 Summary

For enquiries and or comments on these slides, please Contact; Sami AlHarthy on 24675753


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No 01

2014

1th

January

Accident Location: Sea and Land in West-19, Burhan

WHAT HAPPENED:

The IP was holding onto a lifting sub for a 6 ½” drill collar to guide it whilst it was being lifted from its basket by the off driller side air winch. During the lift the IP lost his grip on the lifting sub, it slipped from his hand and swung towards the mast leg.  The IP attempted to stop it striking the leg and in doing so his left hand was crushed between the lifting sub and the leg. 

The IP was taken to the rig clinic for initial treatment and then transferred first to Adam Hospital and then later to Nizwa Hospital where he was diagnosed as having fractured his left hand.

  • INJURY:

  • Hand fracture .

  • 6 weeks off work .

Position of hand shown by glove when trapped against rig mast


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No 02

2014

9th

January

Accident Location: Saxon Energy, Marmul

WHAT HAPPENED:

The IP was on the rig floor completing the nippling down of the blow-out preventer. After laying down the mousehole, the crew had placed a an ill-fitting temporary cover over it. The IP stepped on the temporary cover which moved causing him to slip, fall over and sustain an injury to his groin area.

First aid was administered by the rig medic and the injured man was sent directly to Salalah hospital for further treatment on a deep laceration.

  • INJURY:

  • Groin.

  • 5 weeks off work .

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No 03

2014

18th

January

Accident Location: Dalma Energy, Nimr

WHAT HAPPENED:

The floor man (IP) & driller were inside the cellar nippling up the Tubing Head Spool (THS) onto the Casing Head Housing assembly (CHH). Whilst attempting to align one of the bolts on the THS into the corresponding hole of the CHH assembly, the IP placed his left hand inside the gap between the THS and CHH assembly. When the bolt had aligned the THS dropped down onto the CHH and trapped IP’s left hand in between the two flanges.

The IP was immediately sent to the PDO Nimr clinic. First aid was given and then he was transferred to the Salalah Hospital for further treatment. He was diagnosed with a deep cut wound at palmer side of the hand.

lacerated hand,

  • INJURY:

  • laceratedhand.

  • 2 weeks off work .

Pinch point


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No 04

2014

24th

January

Accident Location: Salalah to Muscat road, Fatal motor vehicle incident

A fatal motor vehicle incident occurred on the Salalah to Muscat road on Friday, 24 January, 2014 at approximately 15:45 hrs. The deceased was a 41-year-old Pakistani truck driver working for Ajib Trading LLC, a sub-contractor to our hoist contractor Shiv-vani. 

WHAT HAPPENED:

The truck was transporting drill pipes from Shiv-vani’s hoist-21, operating in SaihNihayda, to the Sino Gulf base in Nizwa.  En route the truck rolled over, which sadly resulted in the driver losing his life.

 An investigation into the incident is underway.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased.


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No 06

2014

04th

March

Accident Location: Al Noor MGI Phase 3A project ,Arabian Industries Projects,Nimr

WHAT HAPPENED:

The IP and an operator were working at height inside the bucket of a bucket truck. They were in the process of cutting temporary wooden supports from a pipe rack and had just moved the bucket into position beneath one of the wooden supports.  While attempting to position themselves within the bucket to cut the support, the controls of the bucket were accidently engaged. The bucket moved trapping the rigger between the guard rail of the bucket and the pipe rack structure.  The operator reacted quickly and managed to drop the basket both backwards and downwards to save further injury.  The PTW Holder who was at location raised the alarm and an ambulance arrived to evacuate the IP to the construction camp clinic. He was later referred on to the PDO Marmul clinic and then on to the Salalah Hospital where he was diagnosed as having fractured his ribs.

  • INJURY:

  • IP having ribs fracture


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No 05

2014

25th

January

Accident Location: Desert Byrne Drilling, Lekhwair

WHAT HAPPENED:

During a rig move the truck was transporting a diesel tank secured on a flat bed trailer from Lekhwair to Yibal. Whilst negotiating a sharp right hand bend he lost control causing the truck and trailer to roll over.  

Both the driver and his passenger were initially taken to the Yibal PDO clinic for their initial treatment and then transferred to Nizwa hospital for further examination and treatment where the driver was diagnosed with a fractured collar bone and dislocated left shoulder joint. The passenger suffered only minor bruises and was discharged with painkillers.

Bend the lorry was negotiating

  • INJURY:

  • Fractured collar bone and dislocated left shoulder.

  • 3 weeks off work .


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No 07

2014

22nd

January

Accident Location: Hoist 25 Nimr , Shaleem Petroleum

WHAT HAPPENED:

The IP was re-arranging a sewage pipe over the edge of the waste pit when he lost his balance and fell 1.5m down the slope into the pit and in doing so twisted his right ankle.  At 18:30 pm he informed the HSE Advisor from the camp site who took him to the Sahara PAC Clinic where he received an injection and painkiller.  On the 26th January the pain had not subsided and so we was referred to the Badr Al Sama Hospital in Salalah for a specialist X-ray which revealed a fracture in the right ankle.

  • INJURY:

  • Fractured right ankle.

  • 6 weeks off work .

IP bending to move pipe lost balance and slipped into waste pit


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No 08

2014

22nd

February

Accident Location: Thulailat-151 well in the Marmul area, Vanguard

WHAT HAPPENED:

The incident occurred during the wireline logging operation. While the wireline operator was pulling the cable out of the hole, the IP climbed on the deck of the unit to clean the winch area. After cleaning one side, he attempted to cross to the other side between two wire drums. His foot became trapped and was crushed between the moving wire drum and a steel frame. The operator immediately stopped the winch and reversed it to free the IP’s foot.

The IP was immediately taken to the Marmul PDO clinic for his initial treatment and then transferred to Salalah hospital where he was diagnosed as suffering from multiple fractures of his right foot. He was later referred onto Khoula hospital, Muscat for re-constructive surgery.

IP’s foot was here

  • INJURY:

  • Multiple fractures of his right foot.

  • 8 weeks off work .


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No 09

2014

26th

February

Accident Location: Ras Al Hamra project in Muscat, Al Turki

WHAT HAPPENED:

The IP was working on a balcony situated at roof height on one of the new director houses. Employees were protected from a fall from height by barrier protection which had been fitted at the edge of the balcony.  The IP lent against the barrier which gave way and he and the barrier fell 10 metres down to the ground below.   He was immediately given first aid and then transferred to Khoula hospital where he was admitted to intensive care. He sustained multiple fractures. 

  • INJURY:

  • IP sustained multiple fractures admitted to intensive care

IP fell from 2nd floor balcony

IP landed on ground floor


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No 10

2014

26th

February

Accident Location: Fahud, Midwesco workshop, Midwesco

WHAT HAPPENED:

A chief mechanic and a mechanic were removing a 18kg pin from a cross head and connecting rod for a JWS-400 pump using a press. As the chief mechanic (IP) operated the press which pushed the pin vertically down out of the hole the other mechanic crouched down and waited to catch the pin when it emerged fully from the hole. Unfortunately as the pin was greasy, as it came out he lost his grip on it and it fell 30cm down onto the left foot of the IP who was still operating the press. The crew administered first aid and then he was transferred to the Fahud PDO Clinic. He was then referred onto Ibri hospital where he was diagnosed as suffering from a fracture to his foot.  

  • INJURY:

  • IP suffering from a fracture to his foot.


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No 11

2014

25th

February

Accident Location: Al Mukhtar, a subcontractor of the 4PL logistics contractor for PDO

WHAT HAPPENED:

The driver arrived at Rig 7’s new location with a full load of pipes and casing joints. After he had unstrapped the load, the Truckoman rig moving crew began to unload it using a forklift truck.  Whilst the unloading was taking place the driver at the back of the trailer attempted to remove wooden dunnage which separates different levels of the load and allows the forks of the forklift to slide under the piping.  In the process of removing the dunnage he caused a pipe to roll which trapped his hand between the pipe and a trailer support stanchion.  He managed to remove his hand but not before the crush had injured two fingers of his right hand.  The driver was taken to the Marmul PAC clinic where the doctor treated him and then referred him to Salalah hospital for X Rays which diagnosed him as having a fracture of the middle finger.

  • INJURY:

  • IP having middle finger fracture


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No 12

2014

13th

March

Accident Location: Cactus Premier Drilling, Fahud area.

WHAT HAPPENED:

Whilst securing tubular pipes on a trailer at MB completion workshop in Fahud, the IP lost his balance and fell from the trailer bed (1.8 m height). He was immediately transferred to PDO clinic for first aid, after which he was transferred to Nizwa Hospital for further treatment. X-rays showed forearm fracture and dislocation of the right elbow joint. The IP was discharged with a cast on the right elbow.

  • INJURY:

  • IP having fracture and dislocation of the right elbow joint.


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No 13

2014

13th

March

Accident Location: Lekhwair, Oman Oil Marketing sub contractor of KCA Deutag.

WHAT HAPPENED:

The (IP) and his colleague (the driver, unhurt) were in their way back to Muscat after they have delivered engine oil drums to PDO Rig-11. The driver faced some sand dunes on the road where he was not able to see them from far due to windy and bad weather. The truck slipped out of the road when drove over the dunes and lost control. Police rescued them and took them to PDO Lekhwair clinic and later on both of them were sent by the ambulance to Ibri hospital. The driver was discharged after the medical examination but the helper suffered fracture of L1 vertebra and canal compromise due to fragments into the spinal canal.

  • INJURY:

  • IP having fracture of L1 vertebra and canal compromise

Sand Dunes


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No 14

2014

23rd

March

Accident Location: Yibal, SOS (Contractor for PDO labs).

WHAT HAPPENED:

IP was carrying out analytical measurement when manhole cover blew out flashing the content of the chemical drain causing burns on IP eyes. IP is still admitted in hospital for further observation.

  • INJURY:

  • IP suffering chemical eye injuries.


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No 15

2014

26th

March

Accident Location: SAIH RAWL, OFSAT .

WHAT HAPPENED:

An Ofsat oil field truck was approaching a left hand turn to Rig 85 which was based just off the Saih Rawl to Barik graded road.  A diesel tanker had travelled along the road in the opposite direction and had left pockets of dust lingering in the air along the road.  The junction to the rig was shrouded in dust and as the Ofsat truck turned left at the junction a Galfar 3 tonne canter approaching from the opposite direction collided with the truck which was across his lane.

The canter driver and its two passengers were taken initially to the Galfar clinic and then to the Qarn Alam PAC Clinic before being transferred to Nizwa Hospital where X-rays revealed that the driver had suffered multiple fractures to both his legs. He had also suffered a strain to his left lower chest and his left elbow. One of the passengers also sustained abrasions on his neck and left knee. The second passenger of the canter and the Ofsat driver escaped without injuries.

  • INJURY:

  • IP suffering multiple fractures to both his legs and a strain to his left lower chest and his left elbow.


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No 16

2014

31st

March

Accident Location: RIMA SMALL FIELDS, ABRAJ ENERGY.

WHAT HAPPENED:

After completing maintenance of the rig’s mud pump the crew turned it back on.  The Derrick Man who was part of the mechanical crew noticed an abnormal noise coming from the pump and to identify the source of the noise he walked around the pump checking it.  As he walked up to the pump’s external rotating crankshaft he was struck by a rotating metal bar which had inadvertently been left connected to the crankshaft. The bar had been used to manually rotate the crankshaft when it had no power and the crew had forgot to remove it after they had finished. He was knocked unconscious and was found on the ground by the rig crew.

He was taken to the rig clinic for initial treatment and then transferred to Haima Hospital where he was diagnosed as having a fractured right leg and injuries to his left hand. The doctor referred him on to Nizwa Hospital for further treatment.

  • INJURY:

  • IP suffering fracture right leg and injuries to his left hand.

Mud Pump

Crankshaft rod

Rotating metal bar that hit the IP


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No 17

2014

30th

March

Accident Location: Yibal, MB Petroleum Services .

WHAT HAPPENED:

After rigging down the Wireline equipment, the Wireline tools were being loaded onto a Hiab truck.  During the loading process, the truck driver noticed that a 12” well head crossover had incorrectly been placed vertically on the back of the truck. He attempted to push the crossover over into a horizontal position with his left foot whilst his right foot was positioned on a lubricator. Despite holding the side of the truck for balance, as he pushed the cross over  his right foot slipped off the lubricator, causing him to fall over and his left wrist struck another lubricator on the truck.

He was immediately taken to PDO Yibal clinic for first aid treatment and then transferred to Ibri Hospital for further treatment where X-rays revealed he had fractured his left wrist.

  • INJURY:

  • IP suffering fracture of left wrist.


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No 18

2014

02nd

April

Accident Location: Nimr, Dalma Energy Rig 47 .

WHAT HAPPENED:

During a rig up operation the crane operator needed to leave the crane operating cabin towards driving cabin. To do this he had to first step down onto the floor of the crane before climbing down the fixed ladders attached to the side of the crane to the ground. Whilst descending from the cab his left foot slipped and he did not have sufficient grip on the handholds to prevent his loss of balance. He fell 1.3 meters down to the ground, landing heavily on his left hand.

He was taken immediately to the rig camp clinic for treatment and after consultation with the Marmul PDO clinic doctor he was transferred to Salalah hospital where X-rays revealed he had fractured both his left wrist and forearm.

  • INJURY:

  • IP suffering fracture of left wrist and forearm.

Handhold

Crane floor, where he fell from

Fixed ladders


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No 19

2014

06th

April

Accident Location: Bahja, Dalma Energy Rig-58 .

WHAT HAPPENED:

The Tool Pusher was on the rig floor in preparation for circulation and pulling out of hole.  Whilst on the rig floor he needed to go and check the shakers but as he walked past the rotary table his footing slipped, his ankle twisted and he fell to the ground on the rig floor. 

He was immediately taken to the rig camp clinic for treatment by the medic and then transferred to Haima Hospital where X-rays revealed he had fractured his right lower leg.

  • INJURY:

  • IP suffering fracture of right lower leg.


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No 20

2014

06th

April

Accident Location: Nimr NRPS, Wood Group CCC.

WHAT HAPPENED:

The IP and his helper were carrying out hot bolting on the fire water tank T4808 pipe line flanges at NRPS as pre-shutdown activity.  The IP was initially hammering the impact spanner to loosen nuts while the helper was holding the combination spanner on the lower nut. The IP got tired and asked the helper to do the hammering (switching roles). Whilst the helper was hammering to loosen the bolts, the IP observed that the impact spanner was getting loose and instinctively attempted to put it back without communicating with the helper to stop hammering. The IP got his right index finger hit by the hammer and he was immediately taken to Tawoos clinic. After consultation with Marmul PDO clinic doctor, the IP was transferred to Haima hospital where X-rays revealed fracture of distal phalanx right index finger.  

  • INJURY:

  • IP suffering fracture of distal phalanx right index finger.

Spannerbeing struck

flanges

IP finger

Hammer


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No 21

2014

26th

April

Accident Location: Rima, Weatherford.

WHAT HAPPENED:

The incident occurred when a joint of drill pipe with a scraper attached to it was lifted with the forklift, using a single webbing sling.  The IP was guiding this load to be placed on supports on the ground when he stepped backwards and tripped over another joint of pipe. When he fell he tried to support himself on the sling which then came off the fork and the joint with the scraper fell on his left foot.

He was immediately taken to the STS Amal clinic for first aid, and then transferred to Salalah Hospital where X-rays revealed he had fractured both bones in his left leg.

  • INJURY:

  • IP suffering fracture of left lower leg.

Fork sling came off

Webbing sling

Supports where the load should be loaded


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No 22

2014

7th

May

Accident Location: Lekhwair, Al Bunyaan subcontractor for EMC.

WHAT HAPPENED:

The technician was repairing one of the A/C chiller units in the Lekhwair Pumping Station at substation 10 and in doing so he needed to check the belts tension. While doing that his left hand fingers got trapped between the belts and the pulley. This caused injury on three fingers of his left hand.

He was immediately taken to Lekhwair PAC clinic for first aid, and then escorted to Ibri Hospital where diagnosed as Complete amputation of the distal phalanx of the left little finger. Partial amputation of the distal phalanx of the ring finger. He was taken by his company to Khoula hospital and then he discharged himself to continue treatment back in India.

INJURY:

.IP suffering amputation and fracture of three fingers.

The belt

The pulley

Point of trapped


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No 23

2014

7th

June

Accident Location: Yibal B station

WHAT HAPPENED:

During the regular maintenance the team believed that they had isolated and depressurised the launcher down to atmospheric pressure down from the 56 bar in the gas line.  They then attempted to open the ring lock trap door at the end of the pig launcher but as they did so the door violently flung open. It swung right to left on its hinges striking the supervisor on the arms and then sheared off coming to rest 2 metres from the launcher.  Two other members of the team received minor injuries as a result.

The emergency response protocol was initiated, Yibal B was shut down and fire and ambulance services were mobilized to the site. The LECC was also activated.  The three injured people were transported to the PDO clinic for treatment and stabilization before being transferred to Ibri Hospital for further checks  and scans.  The most severely injured person was further transferred to Khoula hospital where he was on operated on for a multiple fracture to his left arm and fracture to his right wrist. The other injured people sustained bruises and minor cuts to the face & chest. 

  • INJURY:

  • IP suffering multiple fracture to left arm and fracture of right wrist.

Isolation valves

Original position of the pig door

Where the door finished on the ground

Where the IP was standing


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No 24

2014

25th

May

Accident Location: RAH school project, MAF.

WHAT HAPPENED:

At around 7:30 hrs the helper was walking across the new school building site and was carrying electrical tools in both hands.  As he walked he lost his balance on a layer of loose sand which had covered a pavement. He fell down and as he was carrying tools he was unable to cushion his fall causing him to fall heavily on his left elbow.  

He was given first aid treatment immediately by the foreman and a HSE supervisor and transferred to the Apollo hospital in Muscat.  In hospital he received surgery for his injury and remained an in-patient for 3 days.

It is not yet established how long the helper will be absent from work as the contractor failed to notify PDO of the incident or injury.  Appropriate action has been taken against the contracting company and all the individuals responsible or involved in the failure to notify the incident.

An investigation is underway.

  • INJURY:

  • IP suffering left elbow fracture.


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No 25

2014

9th

June

Accident Location: Carillion’s coastal yard, MAF.

WHAT HAPPENED:

Whilst the helper was helping offload steel pipes from the rear of a lorry in the Carillion’s coastal yard, his attention was distracted by a colleague. As he was not concentrating on his task he was unable to react when another colleague on the back of the lorry moved the pipes backwards trapping his thumb between the tail gate and a pipe.

He was immediately taken to Khoula hospital where they diagnosed a serious injury which included a distal amputation and fracture of his right thumb. He was admitted to hospital and discharged 5 days later.

He is expected to be off work for six weeks.

  • INJURY:

  • IP suffering right thumb distal amputation and fracture.


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No 26

2014

8th

June

Accident Location: RAH school project, MAF.

WHAT HAPPENED:

The helper, working with a team of plumbers in the school administration block was cutting a groove into a wall with a grinder when the glove he was wearing snagged on some wiring. This led to him cutting the back of his hand with the grinder he was using.

He was immediately given first aid and then transferred to the Apollo Hospital for minor surgery.

He is expected to be off work for 42 days.

  • INJURY:

  • IP suffering a deep cut to his hand.


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No 27

2014

16th

June

Accident Location:Saih Rawl, QAL.

WHAT HAPPENED:

The technician was performing a Preventative Maintenance work on Gas cooler fan motor, his index finger got trapped between motor pulley and belt causing deep lacerated wound in the right little finger.

He was immediately taken to Qarn Alam PDO clinic where he received initial treatment and later referred to Nizwa hospital for further management.

At Nizwa hospital, X-Ray revealed fracture of the tip of the finger, dressing was applied and injured person discharged on antibiotic and analgesic medications, he will be seen by Nizwa doctor after three days for further assessment.

He is expected to be off work for 5 days.

  • INJURY:

  • IP suffering a fracture of the tip of the finger.

Drive belt which trapped finger

Pulley


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No 28

2014

8th

June

Accident Location:Saih Rawl, QAL.

WHAT HAPPENED:

Whilst descending the stairs from the tea room cabin he slipped and his grip on the handrails was insufficient to prevent him losing his balance and falling off the stairs an down to the ground landing heavily on his left hand and knee.

He was immediately taken to the SMS-4 clinic for treatment by the medic and arrangements were made to transport him to the hospital at first light.  At the hospital X-rays revealed he had fractured his wrist and bruised his knee.

He is expected to be off work for two weeks.

  • INJURY:

  • IP suffering a fracture of left wrist and bruised knee.


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No 29,30

,31

2014

1th

July

Accident Location: Road from Nimr towards Rima, Nimr.

A triple fatality motor vehicle incident occurred on the road from Nimr roundabout towards Rima on Tuesday, 1st July, 2014 at approximately 11:00 hrs. The deceased were 42-year-old Omani canter driver, 27-year-old Indian Heavy Equipment Mechanic and 22-year-old Indian Mechanic all working for Al Turki Enterprise.

WHAT HAPPENED:

A canter carrying Al Turki employees travelling from Runib a 30km from Nimr roundabout towards Rima had a head on collision with a 4PL OTO Trailer registered in the name of Desert Wall Trading. The driver and two passengers in the canter passed away and the driver of the trailer had fractured his right legand medvic to Salalah Hospital.

An investigation into the incident is underway. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased.


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No 32

2014

7th

July

Accident Location: Amal 144 , Nimr area.

WHAT HAPPENED:

The completion with a down hole pump was pulled out of the hole  and laid out on a pipe rack just outside of the location together with some 4½” tubing joints.  The Driller rolled the pump assembly over the rack to have a better look at the pump unit which caused a joint of 4½” tubing to roll to the edge of the pipe rack.  Since the stoppers at the end of the rack were not in place, the 4½” tubing fell from the edge of the pipe rack onto the supervisor’s left foot.

He was initially seen by STS Amal clinic and then referred to Haima Hospital where X-Ray revealed a fracture of 2nd toe of the left foot. 

He is expected to be off work for 6 weeks.

  • INJURY:

  • IP suffering a fracture of 2nd toe of the left foot.


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No 33

2014

13th

July

Accident Location: Sea & Land Rig #8, Yibal area.

WHAT HAPPENED:

The Mechanic was attempting to open the radiator cap of a generator engine to check the water level, the cap was too tight due to water pressure and temperature. Whilst he tried to loosen the cap using a spanner , the cap open forcefully flushing the hot water on his left hand, left leg and side of his face.

He was initially seen by the Rig-8 medic where he was given first aid and then transferred to Ibri Hospital, later he requested to be transferred to Rustaq Hospital.  The doctor in Rustaq Hospital decided to transfer him to Khoula Hospital for treatment of second degree burns.

He is expected to be off work for at least 2 weeks.

  • INJURY:

  • IP suffering a second degree burns.


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No 34

2014

13th

July

Accident Location: Muscat – Salalah Highway.

WHAT HAPPENED:

The driver was in his way to Nimr from Muscat driving an articulated trailer loaded with chemicals  when The prime mover rolled over off to the left side of the carriageway, clear of the road and come to rest upside down, after experiencing a tyre blowout on the prime movers left side rear tyre. The driver managed to get out of the vehicle before its burst into flames for unknown reasons.

He was taken by passerby to Haima Hospital where he was stabilized. Then he was referred to Khawlah Hospital where X-Ray revealed a fracture of left elbow.

He is expected to be off work for at least 6 weeks.

An investigation into the incident is underway.

  • INJURY:

  • IP suffering a fracture of left elbow.


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No 35

2014

20th

July

Accident Location: Al Huwaisah, RIG45.

WHAT HAPPENED:

The roustabout and the mud tester were installing a fly pump in the cellar which was suspended by webbing from the forks of a forklift whilst it was being fixed in position. Whilst the roustabout was attempting to bring the fly pump into position it swung across towards the BOP and his right hand ring finger became crushed between the BOP and fly pump. 

The incident resulted in a deep cut and fracture to his finger which had to be reattached in Muscat Private hospital after he had first received treatment in the rig clinic.

He is expected to be off work for at least 4-6 weeks.

An investigation into the incident is underway.

  • INJURY:

  • IP suffering a deep cut and a fracture of right ring finger.


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No 36

2014

27th

July

Accident Location: Natih.

WHAT HAPPENED:

A mechanical crew was in process of removing scrap pipes from a construction site in Natih, using a trailer & a JCB. The banksman was giving signals to the JCB operator and whilst he stepped backward he slipped on uneven ground and fell on his knees.

He was initially seen by Fahud Renaissance PAC clinic and then referred onto Ibri hospital where X-rays revealed a fracture of his left knee cap.

He is expected to be off work for 4 weeks.

An investigation into the incident is underway.

  • INJURY:

  • IP suffering a fracture of left knee cap.


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No 37

2014

30th

July

Accident Location: Hoist 54, Marmul.

WHAT HAPPENED:

The Floorman was making pipe X-over connections. Whilst he was attempting to connect the next section of pipe which was suspended by the winch, without warning the winch jerked resulting in a closing of the gap between the X-over and  pipe and in doing so it trapped two of the Floorman fingers on his right hand.

He was provided initial treatment in the PAC and then transferred to Thumrait hospital for further treatment after being diagnosed of fractures in his third finger. 

He is expected to be off work for at least 2 weeks.

An investigation into the incident is underway.

  • INJURY:

  • IP suffering a fracture of third finger.


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No 38

2014

10th

August

Accident Location: Midwesco Hoist 11, Yibal.

WHAT HAPPENED:

Whilst the Hoist was laying down drill pipe from the rig floor to the catwalk, one of the pipes drifted out from the V-door. Derrickman attempted to place it back onto the V-door and asked the driller to lift it by using the winch line. In same time; Derrickman was aligning the pipe by holding it at one end. The pipe however swung forward crushing his hand against the substructure column.

Initially, the derrickman was taken to Yibal PDO Clinic for first aid, after which he was referred to Ibri Hospital for further treatment. X-rays revealed he had suffered a deep cut to his middle & ring fingers and fractured his little finger.

He is expected to be off work for at least 10 days.

  • INJURY:

  • IP suffering a fracture of little finger and deep cut to middle & ring fingers.

Trapping point


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No 39

2014

27th

August

Accident Location: Ba Omar Oil services- Hoist 55, Marmul.

WHAT HAPPENED:

The derrickman was asked to release the tubing hanger. To do so he had to undo 6 tie bolts and as he was releasing the last bolt there was a sound of escaping gas from the flange. This scared him and he jumped into the cellar to escape. As he landed he injured his left hand which struck equipment in the cellar.

He was initially seen by the PAC clinic where he was given first aid and then transferred to Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah; there X-rays revealed a displaced fracture of his left hand thumb & index finger. Afterwards he was transferred to Khoula hospital for further treatment.

He is expected to be off work for approximately 4 weeks.

  • INJURY:

  • IP suffering fracture of thumb and index finger


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No 40

2014

12th

August

Accident Location: WGCC MVI Nimr Amin.

WHAT HAPPENED:

The driver was driving a canter lorry transporting four WGCCC workers from Nimr to their worksite in Amin.  As he approached the Amin B junction he maneuvered to turn left off the main Nimr/Marmul road but as he started to cross the opposing carriageway a private vehicle travelling in the same direction attempted to over take him.  Realizing too late that the lorry was turning, the third party driver attempted to brake but lost control and struck the canter at an angle on its rear tailboard.  The impact was so severe it caused the canter to tip over onto its side.  

Both drivers were immediately taken to the PDO clinic Nimr by ambulance. The canter driver was transferred to Haima hospital where he was diagnosed as having fractured his metatarsal bone in his left foot and was given a 3 day sick leave. He was further referred onto Sohar hospital for specialist treatment (report awaited).

The third party driver had no injuries which required medical attention

He is expected to be off work for 5 weeks.

  • INJURY:

  • Suffering from fractured his metatarsal bone in his left foot


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No 41

2014

20th

August

Accident Location: Dalma Energy Rig-47 Nimr

WHAT HAPPENED:

During rigging up, the crew were in the process of fixing the mud boat to the substructure using two cranes.  The two structures are locked in place by inserting connecting pins through holes in each structure which have to be aligned.

As the Night Toolpusher was attempting to align the holes to insert the pin, the substructure moved slightly which caused the pin to move sidewise trapping the middle finger on his left hand between the pin and the substructure.

He was initially seen by the Rig medic, where he was given first aid and then transferred to Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah where they diagnosed an amputated tip from the base of the nail onwards.

He is expected to be off work for approximately 3 weeks.

  • INJURY:

  • Amputated tip from the base of the nail onwards


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No 42

2014

1st

September

Accident Location: Kauthar 3D Seismic Acquisition Project

WHAT HAPPENED:

The operator was driving his vibrator down a steep slope with rough terrain when his left leg struck against the vehicles dashboard, causing pain in his left knee. He immediately stopped and received first aid treatment at the site before being transferred to the Government hospital in Adam. He was further transferred to Nizwa Hospital where x-rays confirmed a fracture of the left thigh bone. He was again transferred to Khoula Hospital in Muscat where he underwent an operation to set the fracture.

He is expected to be off for work for several weeks

An investigation into the incident has commenced.

INJURY:

fracture of the left thigh bone

Close proximity of knee to dashboard

Steep slope with loose rocks


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No 43

2014

4th

September

Accident Location: Bait Mina AlFahal, MAF,STST

WHAT HAPPENED:

Whilst the mason was redirecting the air flow from a rotating pedestal fan he was distracted by his colleague and as he lost his attention his left thumb slipped through the protective wire mess of the fan and was struck by the fans blade.

The impact amputated the tip of his thumb which included his nail.   He was immediately taken to PDO MAF Clinic for first aid and later referred to Khoula Hospital where they treated his injury. He was admitted to hospital and discharged 2 days later.

He is expected to be off work for four weeks.

INJURY:

Amputation of the tip of left thumb.


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No 44

2014

16th

September

Accident Location: RAH project, MAF, ATE in-site workshop

WHAT HAPPENED:

The welder had just drilled a hole through a steel angled bracket using a bench pillar drill and he then raised the drill to release it from the bracket.  The bracket though stayed attached to the drill bit and continued to spin as the drill powered down.  Instead of waiting for it to stop spinning, he attempted to remove the bracket by grabbing it and in doing so his left hand glove became entangled around the drill bit. The tremendous force cause the end of his ring finger to be amputated.

INJURY:

Amputation of the tip of left ring finger.

Fingers before becoming entangled

Steel bracket on drill bit


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No 45

2014

29th

September

Accident Location: Ofsat subcontractor for Bahwan XL, Fahud

WHAT HAPPENED:

After finishing a rig move of the Dalma 72 rig, two crane operators were in process of securing the crane hook to the front of the crane for safe transit to the next location. To secure it, one of the operators swung the hook towards the sling attached to the front of the crane. The other operator attempted to loop the sling over the hook but whilst doing so his middle finger on his left hand became trapped between the sling and the hook as it started to swing back. The pressure caused a fracture and a cut to his finger.

INJURY:

Fracture and a cut of the left middle finger.


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No 46

2014

3rd

October

Accident Location: Dalam Rig #47, AlBurj-101 ,Nimr

WHAT HAPPENED:

 Whilst preparing for cementing, the rig crew needed to fit a 5” drill pipe pup joint by utilising the mouse-hole.  The floorman installed a cross over, circular head and low torque valve on the top of the pup joint and then connected the cir hose to the valve. He didn’t though connect the winch line to the circular head.  As the pup joint was lifted up out from the mouse hole the pup joint flipped over due to the weight exerted on it by the hose causing the low torque valve to flip back down and hit the floorman on the right leg just above the ankle.

Pup Joint Flipped over

INJURY:

Fracture of the right leg.

Point of impact( floorman’s right leg)


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No 47

2014

10th

September

Accident Location: Gulf Drilling subcontractor of Medco , Zahra ,Nimr

WHAT HAPPENED:

 Whilst the crew were running drill pipe in the hole the roustabout held a slip by its handle in order to set the drill pipe in the hole.   When the driller lowered the drill pipe and elevator the body of the elevator dropped down onto the handle of the slip and trapped the roustabout’s two right hand fingers holding the slip handle.

He was immediately taken to the rig camp clinic for first aid and then referred to Haima hospital where X-rays revealed a fracture on the tip of the middle & ring finger.

INJURY:

Fracture on the tip of the middle & ring finger.

Elevator

Handle of slip


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No 48

2014

24th

October

Accident Location: Dalma rig-85,Saih Rawl ,Qarn Alam

WHAT HAPPENED:

Prior to running in the hole with 13-3/8” surface casing, the crew were in the process of opening the stabbing board’s working platform into its working position when it became separated from the stabbing board frame and fell 8.7 metres down to the rig floor where it struck the Assistant Driller on the right side of his head & his shoulder.

The crew immediately attended to him and then he was transported directly to Nizwa Hospital for assessment & treatment.  In the hospital, X-rays & CT scans revealed serious injuries to his spinal column, broken ribs and a large laceration to his head.  He is currently in a critical condition.

INJURY:

serious injuries to his spinal column, broken ribs and a large laceration to his head


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No 49

2014

26th

October

Accident Location: MBPS Hoist-14, Marmul

WHAT HAPPENED:

Whilst the derrickman, using a pipe wrench was tightening connections on the stuffing box for the beam pump the pipe wrench slipped off the stuffing box causing him to lose his balance and he fell down on the ground landing heavily on his left hand on the concrete platform.

He was initially given first aid at the site, however the next day he experienced further pain in his left elbow and so he was sent to see the doctor in the PDO Marmul clinic for a follow up investigation. He was referred to Salalah Hospital where an X-ray revealed he has fractured his left arm at the elbow.

INJURY:

Fracture of left arm at the elbow


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No 50

2014

25th

October

Accident Location: OFSAT Casing Yard, Fahud.

WHAT HAPPENED:

 The crew were offloading casing joints and had just placed four of them on the pipe rack. They then removed the lifting hooks from the ends of the casing and the crane operator raised the boom ready to swing across to the truck for the next lift.   As the boom lifted one of hooks from a sling snagged on the underside of a length of wooden dunnage on the casing stack which dislodged it, resulting in one of the casing joints rolling across the stack.  The crew member was standing directly in the path of the casing joint and it struck him on his right leg below the knee.

He was initially examined and treated in the Sahara PAC clinic at Fahud then refereed to Ibri hospital where an X-ray revealed a fracture in the right leg.

INJURY:

Fracture of the right leg.


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No 51

2014

4th

November

Accident Location: Abraj rig-45,saihrawl,Qarnalam.

WHAT HAPPENED:

The derrickmanwas standing on top of the pipe ram bonnet of the rig’s Blow Out Preventer (BOP) in order to see and clean the bell nipple groove situated above the BOP.  The ram bonnet is not designed for access to height so he was wearing fall arrest equipment whilst he held a pressure wash gun in his right hand and the annular Preventer with his left hand.  As he operated the gun the back pressure caused him to lose his balance and the guns high pressure water jet struck his left hand causing a cut to his wrist.

He was initially taken to the rig clinic for first aid and then transferred to the PDO Qarn Alam clinic then on to Nizwa hospital for further treatment.

INJURY:

Laceration for the left hand.


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