SAFETY ALERT – Finger Injury during S&T work at OOC
On 24 Dec, at 04:01 an SMTH technician working on the cable disconnection tasks sustained an injury to his left middle finger while still wearing his cut level 5 gloves.
Work involved removal of troughing lids on the Up Relief line cess. As the operative tried to free a cable from between two troughs they caught their finger, trapping it between two lids which both lacerated the finger and caused a break in the bone.
- Inadequate understanding of the risk from adjusting troughing lids
- His cut level 5 gloves were not impact resistant.
- Operative failed to ask for help from other team members to manoeuvre the lids
- Site conditions were hazardous with broken trough lids, slip trips & fall, uncovered troughs and others
Be certain you understand the risk and controls of your task as briefed from the TBS and always ask for help in Manual Handling