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USE AND ABUSE OF WRENCHES
This series was prompted by a fatality involving a pipe wrench. Several different types of wrench are used in drilling operations and all, when used correctly, will provide trouble and injury free service. It is only when wrenches are misused or abused that injury occurs. The aim of this series is to highlight some of the risks as well as the proper use of wrenches.
Have a look at this short reference sheet for the proper use of wrenches, from Rigid.
We were recently made aware of a fatality involving the use of a pipe wrench. Have a look at this article, which analyses the use of wrenches in drilling operations.
This article examines some of the ways that wrenches are frequently misused.
Read about this tragic fatality involving a pipe wrench.
Just as the injured man was about to loosen the drill rod the chuck and therefore the drill rod rotated unexpectedly pulling the drill rig assistant towards the drill rig, jamming his right hand between the spanner and the substructure of the drill rig. This resulted in the traumatic amputation of his right middle finger.
Drill Rig aND SAFETY INNOVATION FORUM
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