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Equipment Damage - Tubing String Falls Before Slips Are Latched


Setting plate on 40-ton MYT elevator found to be broken after a tubing string fell 8m. As a result of rapid lifting before the slips were fully set, the pipe collar was dropped onto the slip setting ring, and the full weight of the pipe damaged the elevators. While only equipment was damaged, this incident could have potentially caused serious injury to rig personnel and damage other equipment.