Alert 10 – 11 Cuttings Auger Amputates Leg of Rig Crew Member


A crewmember was helping to change out shaker screens. The shaker had been isolated and the crewmember was working in the front of the shaker assembly. He had one foot in the shaker and the other foot in the cuttings slide. As he leaned toward the shaker in an effort to remove the shaker screen, his foot slipped and was caught in the auger. The auger amputated his right leg at the knee joint. The auger was shut down and the medical team was immediately notified.

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