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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 111947198 - Nabors Loffland Drilling Company

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Bakersfield

Nr: 111947198Report ID: 0950626Open Date: 06/05/1992

Nabors Loffland Drilling Company
Rig #5 Well #152-B-7
China Lake, CA 93542
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1381/Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Mailing: P.O. Box 418, Bakersfield, CA 93302

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/05/1992
Close Case:12/01/1993

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170703144Event: 04/02/1992Employee'S Finger Tip Amputated In Snatch Block Sheave
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
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111947198 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Drillers, oil well

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