That’s right, it can operate in 3,000 meters of water, and it can drill and sample up to 150-meters below the ocean floor while being operated remotely from a ship above the drill site. [Source: Edmonton Journal. Image: Edmonton Journal]
An excavator mounted drill rig drilling shafts as part of a project to pass utilities under I-35 near 51st Street toppled over while trying to move in soft, rain soaked soil. The Austin Fire Department was able to extract the operator from the cab and he was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, a minor miracle. I’m not sure what the purpose of the drilled shafts were for. Since the project was for some kind of utility pipe jacking under the freeway, I’m speculating it was drilling holes for temporary shoring for the jacking pit or something along those lines. I’m sure OSHA will be looking into the incident. Video news story after the break. (Photo from Austin KXAN.com).
A foundation drill rig toppled over at a condo site in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida and struck an adjacent building. No immediate cause of the accident has been reported, but the region had been experiencing […]
On October 26, 2007, a man was killed on Highway 118 in Simi Valley, California when he was apparently entangled in the auger of an excavator mounted drill rig. The rig was drilling holes for a soundwall foundation. Read the full article.