Description of Incident
A dock worker suffered a serious hand injury during mooring operations. The incident occurred as the vessel was prepared for departure from the berth. The mooring foreman signalled the team to let go, keeping one line on the bollard. The injured person grabbed the rope at the end of the eye near the area of the splice and began to remove it from the bollard.
Halfway through removing it from the bollard, the rope suddenly tightened, causing the eye of the rope to catch onto the side of the bollard while his right hand got stuck in between two ropes. The injured person was able to pull out his hand from the trapped gloves and shout for help, before receiving first aid.
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