• Published: 12 May 2011
  • Incident ID: 3139

Pinched Finger Changing Crane Block Falls

Cause & Consequence

  • Handling, lifting or carrying
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Drilling unit

Incident Activity

Any Activity Type

Incident Info Source

Specific Incident Equipment

Crane Block Falls

Lessons Identified

1. Clearly highlight potential pinch points during the risk assessment and toolbox talks and ensure that mitigating factors are in place.

2. Carry out a thorough review of different options in carrying out this task

Incident Recommendations

Review arrangements for changing crane fall blocks to remove manual handling and pinch point hazards to reduce risks to people. Consider constructing a frame to hold the block upright during the change out operation

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