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Date PostedDecember 17, 2017

Excavator Incident Prompts Safety Alert

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An excavator incident prompted a safety alert from WorkSafe New Zealand, on managing ground instability hazards.

The incident that led to the alert involved an excavator operator excavating coal when a rock fall took place. The excavator was struck and the operator who was in the cab at the time was injured.

The incident is currently under investigation.

WorkSafe urged companies to ensure effective controls are in place to manage ground instability hazards.

They also reminded companies and workers that critical risk controls must be understood and applied or everyone’s safety would be at risk.

 

Find out more http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/11/excavator-incident-prompts-safety-alert/#.Whw5nje1vIU

Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning and web strategy firm based in George St Brisbane. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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