Alert 13 – 18 Body Positioning Near Suspended Load Results in Medical Treatment Case


A member of the rig crew was assisting with breaking down the BOP assembly during a rig move. He was standing under the substructure holding a cable out of the way while the choke lines were being removed out from under the substructure by the forklift. Once the choke lines became free, they swung in his direction and knocked his feet out from under him. The injured employee was seen at the local hospital where he received minimal treatment. X-rays taken of his shoulder revealed a small fracture within the rotator cuff of the left shoulder.

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