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Accident: 170703144 - Employee'S Finger Tip Amputated In Snatch Block Sheave

Accident: 170703144 -- Report ID: 0950626 -- Event Date: 04/02/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11194719806/05/19921381Nabors Loffland Drilling Company
At about 7:18 a.m. on April 2, 1992, Employee #1 was the motorman of a geothermal well drilling crew, which had just completed making a mousehole pipe connection. Employee #1 was slipping chain off the drill pipe with both hands. He was not watching what he was doing and allowed his left little finger to enter the snatch block sheave. The tip of Employee #1's little finger was amputated at about the first joint. Employee #1 was transported to the Ridgecrest Community Hospital, where he was treated and released.
Keywords: amputated, finger, gas well drilling, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111947198 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Drillers, oil well

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