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Accident: 170360242 - Employee'S Fingers Injured When Caught In Cathead

Accident: 170360242 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 10/09/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11196745103/21/19951381Paul Graham Drilling
At 8:30 a.m. on October 9, 1994, Employee #1, of Paul Graham Drilling, was working on the deck of drill rig #5. He was laying down a used motor using a G. H. Foster type 24 Air Breakout cathead, with a 12 in. cathead spool and 16 in. triple friction clutch. The 1 or 1 1/8 in. manila rope failed, and the employee's gloved left hand was pulled into the nip point, amputating his first and fourth fingers at the main knuckle. There was insufficient information to determine causal factors for this accident.
Keywords: amputated, rope, finger, caught by, cathead, nip point, gas well drilling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111967451 Hospitalized injury Amputation Helpers, extractive occupations

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