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Improper use of lifting equipment

A member has reported the following incident. A driller was positioning a rig sub-structure base area, lifting up the front extension. The sub-structure was lower than the extension and the driller used a forklift to lift it up and push a connecting pin. He used the forklift to push the pin inside by one fork. While pushing, he started hammering the pin and the fork slid to one side and hit his right foot.

The driller suffered a fracture of his right foot.

The investigation revealed improper use of equipment conventionally used only for lifting operations and the contractor involved has reiterated that forklifts shall only be used for lifting operations and the handling of goods.

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