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Accident: 170695290 - Employee'S Finger Amputated After Cut By Winch Line

Accident: 170695290 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 03/25/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11222149404/06/19921381California Production Service, Inc.
Employee #1, a well pusher, was unloading drill rods from a pickle rig. One rod was suspected to be bent as it was spinning. He was steadying the 7/8 in. rod with his left hand when the pickle holding the rod box moved across the rig and caught the winch line, which was tied back. The pickle wrapped the line around the rod and Employee #1's left hand, cutting into his index finger, which was later amputated. This was the only pickle-type derrick in operation within the company. It has now been converted to a stand off operation. Employee #1 was using standard procedure in unloading rods. The rod that was suspected as being bent was not identified.
Keywords: derrick, amputated, finger, oil well drilling, laceration, gas well drilling, winch
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112221494 Hospitalized injury Amputation Drillers, oil well

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