Alert 15-02 Employee’s Finger Amputated

Alert 15-02 Employee’s Finger Amputated


The injured employee was in the process of unlocking the BOP ram in order to open the ram with a hydraulic system that was spotted 50 feet away from the BOP. The employee decided to place his finger into the OEM sight opening slot to make sure the locking screw was completely out. The crew chief engaged the ram control valve while employee’s finger was still in the slot resulting in an amputation of the employee’s left index finger.