Incident alert

LOCATION:
CONSTRUCTION/DELIVERY SITE
ACTIVITY:
TRANSPORT / DELIVERY
SUB ACTIVITY:
PRODUCT DELIVERY
ALERT STATUS:
Normal
DATE ISSUED:
27/03/2012
INCIDENT No:
00330

TITLE
Tipper Tail Gate
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
United Kingdom
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT DETAILS
A contract haulier delivering aggregates to site suffered a neck injury while brushing off the back ledge of his tipper body.

The driver had put the lower tailgate up to clean the ledge and while carrying out the cleaning, the tailgate weighing Approx 50kg swung down, hitting him on the top of his safety helmet. Fortunately because he was wearing his safety helmet the driver did not suffer a very serious injury.

The investigation found that the tailgate latch had rested on the locating pin and had not fully secured, and the safety chain was not used.
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT IMAGES
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Tail Gate
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Tail Gate Close Up
LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS TAKEN
Please ensure that when working at the rear of a tipper:
-The safe system of work is followed
-The tailgate is secure
-The safety chain is used
-The correct PPE is worn, especially head protection (on this occasion it probably saved his life)!
- and that the company’s haulier rules are followed. “Tailgates must be fitted with a minimum Hex Nut tailgate operation; ideally an automatic gate is preferred. Articulated trailer gates which operate by either gravity or pressure are acceptable”

Due to the design of this particular trailer a hexagon nut could not be fitted.

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LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS IMAGES
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