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Spotter Caught Between Outrigger and Well House
Country: USA - North America
Location: ONSHORE : Camp ie survey, seismic geophysical operations
Incident Date: 15 February 2015 Time: 08:00
Type of Activity: Lifting, crane, rigging, deck operations
Type of Injury: Caught in, under or between
A Crane Operator and Spotter were backing a crane into position in front of a drill site well row for work on a flow line support. As the crane backed to approximately five feet from the desired position, the Spotter reached for his radio to give the “Stop” command, but lost his balance. While the Spotter regained his balance, the crane continued to reverse. The Spotter was caught between the outrigger and the well house, causing an injury to right wrist.
What Went Wrong?:
Figure 1: Aerial view of worker and crane position
Figure 2: Aerial view of wellhouse and crane position
Corrective Actions and Recommendations:
Safety Alert number: 286
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