• Published: 20 Jun 2011
  • Incident ID: 3315

Equipment repair results in fractured finger

Cause & Consequence

  • Handling, lifting or carrying
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Any Location Type

Incident Activity


Incident Info Source

Step change in safety

Specific Incident Equipment

Hand Tools

Lessons Identified

JSA not conducted prior to the commencement of the task.Incorrect handling techniques adopted regarding the use of the tools.Failed to secure the hammer wrench by rope or similar.Both employees lacked awareness of the potential of what they were doing.

Incident Recommendations

Conduct detailed JSA reinforcing the correct use of handtools.Instructed rig supervision to train rig personnel in proper handling techniques.

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