The Attorneys at Spurgeon Law Firm know what it’s like to spend countless hours tripping pipe. Stephen and Sam both have experience working on drilling rigs where they have roughnecked on Kelly and rotary drilling rigs.
Running in the hole or pulling out of the hole (aka tripping pipe) is one of the most labor intensive job tasks a worker will engage in while on a drilling rig. Long hours of throwing the slips in, breaking or making connections, and racking back stands of pipe in the derrick is mentally and physically exhausting whereby your brain will start to populate abnormal thoughts. Your mind will start to drift due to fatigue and exhaustion and thus cause you to lose focus on the job at hand. Because of this, people are more susceptible of making mistakes, which in turn will cause injury to themselves or someone else. This is why it is imperative that companies have adequate personnel on the job and to allow that personnel to take breaks as needed. Your safety should be priority and always put your health first and the company’s profit second.
Keys to staying safe during tripping operations: • Get plenty of sleep when you are off tour • Take breaks as needed during operations • Stay hydrated • Use team work • Alternate positions • Look-out for each other
Experience That Matters All oilfield workers have the right to work in a safe environment. The oilfield is governed by rules, laws, and guidelines to keep workers safe, however, these rules and laws are not always followed and often lead to serious injury. If you have sustained injuries in the oilfield contact our experienced oilfield lawyers at 318-224-2222. Attorneys, Stephen and Sam, have both worked in the oilfield and know the ins and outs. Prior to becoming an attorney, Stephen worked offshore as a Petroleum Engineer gaining valuable experience which he uses to get his clients maximum compensation. Their experience can make the difference when it comes to getting the payment you deserve. Contact Spurgeon Law Firm today for a free consultation.