Alert 19-04 Finger Injury Results from BOP Handling


The deck crew was in the process of landing part of the BOP into an open top container in preparation for sea fastening and backload to onshore. As part of the BOP was landed onto the flange, three members of the deck crew had to line up the tie down bolts through the bottom of the flange. During this step of the task, part of the BOP caught the top of the tie down bolt, which in turn was forced down onto the injured persons (IP) right little finger causing a small cut.

IP suffered a small cut to their right little finger that required a visit to the medic. Medical Treatment included the application of steri-strip’s and over the counter medication.

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