Alert 08 – 21 Installing Annular BOP Results in RWC


The injured party (IP) was assisting in the installation of the annular preventer to the BOP stack. The annular was being suspended by the crane at the time of the incident. The IP was attempting to get one of the nuts started onto the BOP stud when he inadvertently placed a portion of his hand between the nut and the bottom of the annular preventer. At the same time the annular shifted position and pinched two of the IP’s fingers.

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