Alert 14 – 07 Arm Caught in Pinch Point on Hydraulic Catwalk Results in Deep Contusion


While rolling a joint of 13 3/8 inch (33cm) casing onto the hydraulic catwalk, an employee was moving away from the equipment on the snow-covered ground when his left forearm was caught between the casing and the indexer arm of the catwalk. He received a deep contusion; however, the injury could have been much more severe as it could have resulted in multiple fractures to his arm.

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