You can see the mast of the rig resting down below...bend, disembered and vulnerable.
As it happend during a lunch-break for most of the ground crew, none were hurt. This huge but simple looking structure is a tecnological wonder which drills the earth surface and brings out the black gold called crude oil.
Nan would know all about the oil rigs from her association with 'Oil man' who is an expert on oil rigs. He is a driller by profession, who really does the major job.
He was 30 years old yesterday as per her post. Please check out the link above to her blog.
The rig as it turns out to be new, I made a request through the proper channel, for visiting that rig on the day of the incident with my trainees, giving them a chance to witness a rig up operation.
On that day morning of the planned visit, one of my trainees reported that he was shivering with fever. I took him to the hospital as I suspected that he has an attck of Maleria. After dropping him in the hospital for a blood test, we proceeded to the rig 45 minutes late and this is what we saw there.
This happened on December 5th.