Alert 02 – 33 Hand-Held Angle Grinder Injury

Alert 02 – 33 Hand-Held Angle Grinder Injury


A rig welder was working on the rig floor modifying the rotary guard. While dressing a weld with a hand-held angle grinder, the grinding wheel shattered. One piece of the grinder wheel struck the welder’s left leg just below the knee causing a 2″ cut requiring 6 stitches to close. The injury has been classified as a restricted work case.

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