Report DateMarch 7, 2018
Injury Time03:30 PM
Injury Date03/06/2018
Well LeaseMEPCO
CountryUnited States
911 Address579 MEPCO Road, Fairview WV 26570
Weather47° Clear
Well Number7H
Well FieldBlacksville
PositionTool Pusher
Personnel/Witness NameJim Farris
Days Into Hitch2
Years With Company10
Years In Oil/Gas29
Personnel/Wittness Phone(304) 205-8500
Witness NameChris Robinson
Time LostNone

Cleaning up location, loading truck with scrap metal


While loading a truck with a piece of flowline, Jim Farris was rolling the flowline off of the forks of the telehandler, to make sure he didn’t damage the truck. The forklift operator, Chris Robinson (Highlands Drilling) lowered the flowline without notice pinching Jim's right hand between the flange on the flowline and the trailer.

Witness Statement

Highlands rig hand. Waiting for Highlands incident report with Chris's account.

Drug TestCheat Lake Urgent Care
Injury LocationRIght hand, index and little fingers
TreatmentFirst aid on location. Treated at Ruby Memorial, with 4 stitches in index finger and 7 stitches in little finger, XRAY - nothing broken. Given tetnis shot
Proper PPEYes, gloves were being worn at time of incident
Contributing FactorsOperator error, communication, failure to identify pinch point hazard
Notification Timeline30 minutes
Photos & Videos
Corrective ActionSafety stand down, discussing the importance of communication and identifying hazards
Supervisor Phone(304) 542-8242
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Supervisor NameJimbo Lee
HSE NameMike Lawrence
Supervisor Office Phone(304) 842-8242
HSE Phone(304) 542-8238
HSE Office Phone(304) 542-8238
Comp. Man NameJason Whitt
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Comp. Man Office Phone(412) 298-1446
Comp. Man Phone(412) 298-1446
NNE NameJay Hewitt
NNE EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.
NNE Phone(304) 382-1825
NNE Office Phone(304) 212-0424
NNE HSE NameAndy Travis
NNE HSE Office Phone(304) 212-0415
NNE HSE EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.
NNE HSE Number(304) 951-0909
Employee That Submitted ReportAndy Travis
Date UpdatedMarch 18, 2021
Approval StatusUnapproved
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