Dangerous incident: Bearing Impact Injury

December 4, 2017 Tara

Summary: Two fitters were removing the main drive shaft from a loader with the bearing attached. While lifting the shaft, the mount and bearing came loose falling one metre and hitting one of the fitters on the leg. The fitter was taken to hospital.
Recommendations to industry: Mine operators and contract companies should review how the assessment of hazards and the introduced controls are done when there is a change in the task that is not covered in the work procedure.

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