Alert 11 – 11 Finger Pinched in Closing Tong Gate Results in a Restricted Work Case


While closing the power tong gate on the rig floor the injured person’s (IP’s) right ring finger tip was pinched between the inner and outer power tong gates. The job was stopped immediately by the Tour pusher in charge and sent IP to see the rig medic for further treatment. IP was examined and sent to town for further medical examination and treatment.

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