High Pressure Injection 06/10/29 256-162. Prelude To Incident. A Miner was assisting his partner was the operator of the Mclean Bolter. The Miner was new to the bolter, he was currently working as a miner in a non mechanized heading of the mine bolting with Stoper and Jackleg.
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The pressurized oil penetrated the Miner’s glove and was injected into his right index finger.
The estimated pressure exiting the hose from the leak was 3000 p.s.i.What Happened Next
The Miner was fortunate that the extent of his amputation only included the finger to the second knuckle.
If the injection had occurred into his palm he would have lost his hand.Extent of Surgery after the Amputation