Work Around Process
Pipe Saddle Causes Incident
Painters were recently prepping process pipes to paint. The prepping involved masking and taping of the pipes.
The painters removed their PPE (gloves) to manipulate the masking tape and visqueen around a pipe. When a painter reached around a pipe, the painter came in contact with the edge of a pipe saddle resulting in a lacerated finger. Due to the location of the laceration on the painter’s finger, the cut required stitches to close the wound.
Looking at picture #1, the hazard/s from ground level cannot be clearly seen. Picture #2 is a closer view (at working level) of the piping showing the pipe saddle edge.