Alert 98 – 27 Energy Lock-Out Procedures

Alert 98 – 27 Energy Lock-Out Procedures


A rig worker was adjusting the front rollers on a set of pipe spinner power tongs. When the worker pressed the wrench actuator to open the jaws, one of the jaws ejected with the force of the pressurized air, causing his right hand to be caught between the body and the roller. This was a lost-time incident.

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