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MSF: “pinch point” finger injury during hose handling

The Marine Safety Forum has published the following safety flash regarding an incident in which someone injured his finger during hose handling. The incident occurred when a vessel was performing operations at the leeside of the platform. The fuel hose was lowered by a bridle which was connected to the saddle fitted on the hose. The hose coupling was hanging loose. An Able Bodied Seaman (AB) handled the hose coupling and moved it away. The other AB positioned the saddle on the ship’s side, between two yellow pins, and started to secure the saddle to one of the pins using a rope. When the vessel moved due to the wind and swell, the saddle moved on the railing between the pins and the AB’s finger was pinched between the saddle and the pin.

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