Worksite accident

THE CONTEXT

The foundation posts at a construction site needed to be put in place using a drilling rig on crawler tracks. The drilling rig, which had been recently purchased, tipped over at the worksite, for no apparent reason. Luckily, there were no bodily injuries.

GM CONSULTANT INTERVENTION

GM Consultant visited the worksite immediately to make initial observations, in consultation with the operator and manufacturer of the drilling rig.

Several joint appraisal processes were carried out, to determine possible causes. The critical parts were inspected by outside entities.
Digital simulations were also created at the manufacturer’s facility to try to understand why the machine tipped over.

These investigations revealed operator error in using the equipment.
In the scope of the repair work, modifications were made to prevent this operator error from reoccurring.

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