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Worker injured by pin ejecting under pressure
A worker was lancing a rear suspension link pin of a haul truck after it had become seized during the removal process. After quenching the pin with water, steam rapidly formed and ejected the pin under pressure. The pin was propelled towards the worker, hitting him in his left hip and knocking him over. He suffered multiple injuries.
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 New South Wales Regulator