The Marine Safety Forum (MSF) has published the following safety alert regarding an incident in which someone using a grease gun managed to inject grease into his arm. The incident occurred when the person was using a hand held grease gun to lubricate various grease points on earth moving plant. Medical attention was sought resulting in a lengthy operation and removal of a vein in the forearm. This was replaced with an artificial vein.
The safety flash can be downloaded from marinesafetyforum.org/upload-files//safetyalerts/msf-safety-flash-14.07.pdf
This is quite an unusual incident but it has occurred before. members may wish to refer to the following:
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