Bechtel urges care after worker's fingertip is cut off

A WORKER has lost the tip of his finger after an accident on Curtis Island's QCLNG site.

The man, who has not been identified, was airlifted off the island on Wednesday morning, and was treated at Rockhampton Hospital.

Bechtel Gladstone general manager Kevin Berg said a "medical decision was made to remove the tip of his finger".

Bechtel is investigating the incident, which occurred when the worker was moving structural steel on the eastern side of train 2.

A Bechtel memo informed the site that the emergency response team had reacted immediately.

"The relevant team members involved conducted an immediate restart and an investigation into the incident has commenced with the relevant HSR," it said.

Mr Berg said Bechtel was committed to achieving zero injuries.

He appealed to workers to keep their hands and fingers out of the line of fire, and work defensively.

The latest accident follows a crane rail incident that left two men injured late last month.

It sparked a war of words between Bechtel and the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, over safety procedures across Bechtel's three LNG plant construction sites on Curtis Island.



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