Alert 99 – 08 Air Hoist Safety

Alert 99 – 08 Air Hoist Safety


A handling sub was being lifted from its storage area on the rig floor next to the handrails. The air hoist chain had been attached to the sub. The injured employee placed his hand on top the sub. The air hoist operator thought he heard someone say “pick-up” and started lifting the sub. The employee’s hand was caught between the sub and the handrail. The injury resulted in two broken fingers.

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