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Report: Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part at Nabors Drilling Technologies USA, Inc. in Abbeville, Louisiana

DATE: 01/07/17

Employees were using an air hoist to lift/move a crossover sub (pipe) on the platform floor. The lifting cap on the air hoist failed and the load fell on an employee’s hand, causing a burst wound in his palm and a fracture in the bottom bone of his hand.

Report ID 2017010193  
Date 01/07/2017  
UPA 1172078  
Primary NAICS 213111  
Nature 1839 Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.
Part of Body 441 Hand(s), except finger(s)
Source 4120 Pipes, ducts, tubing, unspecified
Secondary Source 340 Material and personnel handling machinery, unspecified
Event 6233 Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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