Elevator pinched finger

By | 2018-01-15T21:40:18+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Accidents & Safety Alerts|0 Comments

Incident Description

While picking up 4 ½” liner from catwalk to the mouse hole using driller side air winch. The Floorman was having difficulties in latching the elevator to the liner in the mouse hole. While his hands were still holding the handles of the elevator, he gave a verbal signal to the Driller to operate the link tilt backwards slightly. When the bails tilted back, the elevator moved downwards and struck the Floorman’ s finger resulting in a crush injury to his right hand middle finger.

Learnings from Incident

  • Stay away from the line of fire while giving signals to the Driller.

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HSE Professional with more than 14 years experience in the Upstream Oil & Gas industry. Created this website to help the HSE Professionals from around the globe to form a sharing and learning community. My inspiration in HSE is a verse from Quran: whoever saves one - it is as if he had saved mankind entirely [Quran, al Maida 5:32]