Alert 98 – 10 Pressure Washing Safety

Alert 98 – 10 Pressure Washing Safety


A rig worker was using a high-pressure steam cleaner to wash between the drawworks motors when he slipped and fell. The high-pressure (approx. 2600 psig) nozzle contacted the top of the worker’s watersoaked leather boot. The boot was cut open and the worker suffered second- and third-degree burns to the top of his foot.

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