Alert 12 – 15 Improper Body Position Results in Injury to Mouth
The incident occurred when a coiled-tubing contractor employee was tightening a break-over (lever-style) chain binder (boomer) on an injector head. The employee’s hand slipped off the binder handle and it struck him in the chin. The injured employee suffered seven chipped or cracked teeth. The injured employee was taken to a dentist for treatment of the injury. Although this injury was relatively minor, people have broken bones, lost eyesight and even been killed when struck by break-over binders.