Alert 03 – 22 Use of Rope & Bucket to Catch Samples Results in a Hand Injury


During a cementing job, the slurry was batch mixed in a 100 bbl Batch Mixer with two agitators. The assistant cementer used a rope with a can to take a sample of the slurry inside the tank. The can / rope became wrapped around one of the agitator’s shafts. The employee managed to release the rope from his left hand, however the rope was pulled across his right hand, tearing through the glove and causing damage to 3 fingers and his palm. Due to the severity of the injury, his little and ring finger and part of his right hand were amputated.

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