• Published: 30 Sep 2015
  • Incident ID: 3837

Re-spooling line onto a winch - Safety Moment

Cause & Consequence

  • Handling, lifting or carrying
  • Moving machinery or material being machined
  • Trapped or crushed

Contributing Factor

  • Communication
  • Control of work
  • Culture

Description of Process

A wire was being re-spooled neatly onto a winch drum after work had been completed.

Description of Incident

The man's left hand was caught by a broken wire and pulled towards the drum.

Good Practice Guidance

It's important to stay vigilant when working and recognise when people are exposing themselves to additional risks as a result of their actions.

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