Beware The Hydraulic Hand

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Nov 152009


Even wearing double gloves might not protect you from pressurized fluid, as worker on a drill rig found while looking a leak. Despite apparently adequate protection pressure from the leak passed through both gloves and injected into his hand, says  report from the International Marine Contractors Association, IMCA.

A person was searching for the source of a small hydraulic leak. The leak was located and a request made for the hydraulic pump to be shut down so that the damaged hose could be replaced. The pump was duly shut down. Then the person involved placed
his index finger, while wearing double gloves, over the damaged spot on the hose so as not to lose the location of the leak.

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