Summary: A truck-mounted crane was to be used to assist with a repair to a shroud on the bucket of an excavator. While preparing the crane, the procedure was not followed correctly. This, in turn, put extra pressure on the crane’s hook.
The boom extended into the operator’s standing area causing the operator to take a step back to avoid being struck.
Recommendations to industry:
- Operators of truck-mounted cranes should be trained and competent in the deployment and stowage of the crane. A specific sequence and procedure may be required depending on the make and model type.
Mine operators should review what training their statutory officials and supervisors have received in the requirements to preserve a scene after a notifiable incident