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Sheared tank hinge pin puts vacuum truck at risk of catastrophic failure

Published on 16/05/23 352 Views

During a vacuum truck inspection the rear tank hinge pin was found to be sheared. This could have resulted in catastrophic failure of tank securement. Additional weight or the dumping of fluids could have led to the entire vessel falling off the body of the truck.

Ask yourself and your crew:

  • How can something like this happen here (e.g. on our site)?
  • What safety measures (i.e. procedures, controls/barriers) do we have in place to mitigate the risk?
  • How do we know the risk controls/barriers are working?
  • What improvements or changes should we make to the procedures, controls/barriers or the way we work?

Original material courtesy of Energy Safety Canada