Petroleum & Gas Inspectorate | Alert | No.108 V 1 | 26 August 2022
Finger Crush Injury
An experienced Rig Manager conducting a routine rig-up at an unfamiliar site, lost control of the radiator chute and received a finger crush injury. The incident highlights how complacency with routine tasks natural to the working environment have a greater capability to become extremely hazardous.
How did it happen?
- The worker had not identified that the equipment used to conduct the rig-up was different to that of his usual work location.
- The work conducted was a routine task being undertaken by an experienced worker and no risks had been identified to trigger a change to normal operation.
- The site induction that was conducted prior to the worker commencing work on the new rig failed to identify the difference in the work environment.
Investigations are ongoing and further information may be published as it becomes available. The information in this publication is what is known at the time of writing.
We issue Safety Notices to draw attention to the occurrence of a serious incident, raise awareness of risks, and prompt assessment of your existing controls.
Contact: Nathan Wilkins, Principal Inspector, Well Operations , +61 455 069 158 firstname.lastname@example.org
Issued by Resources Safety & Health Queensland