Alert 15-04 Finger Injury Leads to LTI
Roustabout was requested to assist on a cargo handling operation from the Main Deck. The task was to connect the crane hook to the slings of a pup joint bundle. The bundle was to be sent over to a platform with the use of the crane. When the Roustabout, who was working on his own, signaled to the Crane Operator to pick up the load, movement of the rig allowed the bundle of pup joints to sway in the direction of the Roustabout and he pinched his right hand between two joints, thus injuring two fingers in the process. After receiving X-rays it was diagnosed that both fingers had sustained fractures.