Alert 13 – 08 Caught Between Incident Results in First Aid Injury
While rigging down, the crew was preparing to disassemble the top drive track. An employee was to be hoisted to the crown to verify positioning and assist the carriage attachment to the top drive track. To accomplish his task, the employee needed to be hoisted up the mast on the driller’s side. After reaching the board area, the employee did not clear his foot from the approaching girt. His foot was caught between the girt, which subsequently pulled his boot off before freeing his foot from the girt. This resulted in minor swelling and discomfort to the employee’s foot, but the consequence for injury was much greater.