18.10.2018

Left-handed skills

For the past year, Daniel Njøtøy has been forced to do most of his work left-handed, after an accident in which he lost his right hand.

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For 18 years, Daniel Njøtøy has worked as a welder at WellConnection Mongstad. He started out as an apprentice welder and stayed on at the firm once he had qualified.
 
In January 2017, he was in an accident unrelated to his work. He lost his right hand.
 
“It was a serious accident that was hard to deal with. But six months after the accident, I was back at work. I had to retrain from using my right hand and switch to using my left,” he says.
 
It was a challenge at the start.
 
“But I was always determined to go back to work at Mongstad. My employer has been patient and flexible, and I was given the opportunity to come back as a welder, which I am very happy about,” he says.
 
Some tasks now require a different solution.
 
Tom Erstad works with Daniel Njøtøy at WellConnection Mongstad. He is impressed with the way Daniel has worked his way back.

“It’s fantastic to see how he does things with one arm. His work is just as good as anyone else’s in production,” he says.
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