Dangerous incident: skip bin

February 26, 2018 Tara

Summary: A telehandler operated by a sub-contractor was transporting a skip bin containing scrap timber in the coal handling and preparation plant (CHPP) construction area.
The telehandler made contact with two concrete footings causing the front left wheel to ride up and over the concrete footings. The contact damaged the bolts and dislodged the skip bin off the forks. No injuries were sustained.
Recommendations to industry: Mine operators should review how hazards communicated to the workforce are correctly controlled in the workplace.
Areas of risk in a construction site should be demarcated to ensure people are aware of structures.
Mine operators should also review how supervisors ensure compliance with procedures.

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