Below this image To the Top, the details show so much equipment. As a rig crew member climbs the dangerous climb to high above the rig floor. So many hard surfaces and sharp edges below. The safety harness attached appears to be for appearances alone. It would save someone from death, that is for sure. However, the reality of the injuries that could still occur doesn’t seem to phase the fearless climber. The view from the top must be worth it. The reality is that the guys out on location are constantly in a place that is dangerous at all times. They are all aware of the dangers and the choreographed movements and attention to detail here saves lives every day.
Down below all of the equipment in an attempt to catch as much detail as possible. The hard hat turning up caught intentionally. There, someone is always watching. Every minute, every day, the crew is on alert. On location, one is never alone. It is actually a relief to each man on the team. Over the last few years, safety has actually increased across the board. The safety harnesses, equipment, and others watching are in place as the rig crew member climbs his way up. Out in the day to day oilfield, these guys have a code of watching each other’s back and always have. There is a pride about a well done. They will ride that pat on the back, all the way To the Top if the job is done and no one gets hurt.