• Published: 23 Nov 2011
  • Incident ID: 3401

Lack of Proper Tool Results in Finger Injury

Cause & Consequence

  • Handling, lifting or carrying
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Drilling unit

Incident Activity


Lessons Identified

While sliding the grating to attain access, the crew member trapped his finger between the section of grating he was moving and the deck grating underneath. The investigation revealed that the practice of sliding the grating, for access purposes, had become common practice onboard this installation.

Incident Recommendations

Recommended that grating pullers (pictured below) be purchased or built following engineered design. The grating pullers are designed to provide a hands free approach to removing sections of grating, which will minimize the possibility of trapping or crushing fingers in-between grating sections.

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