Incident alert

LOCATION:
CONCRETE PRODUCTS PLANT
ACTIVITY:
TRANSPORT / DELIVERY
SUB ACTIVITY:
MOBILE PLANT
ALERT STATUS:
Normal
DATE ISSUED:
24/07/2006
INCIDENT No:
00082

TITLE
Truck mixer drum accident
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
United Kingdom
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT DETAILS
A conscientious driver has a severed tendon, shattered knuckle joint and torn cartilage, after a lump of concrete fell & hit him whilst he was removing build up from inside a truck mixer drum. He is expected to be off work for between 6 & 8 weeks. His injuries could have been worse!

The Company’s Safe Working Practice was followed, but the accident still occurred.

This accident could have been avoided!!
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT IMAGES
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LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS TAKEN
Always:

• Clean the drum frequently and thoroughly to prevent build up

• Regularly inspect the drum and remove hardened residue as soon as practical

• Read and follow the safe working practice

• Use hand held tools, e.g. scrapers, lump hammers to remove small amounts of hardened material

Never:

• Allow material to accumulate to the extent that a pneumatic gun must be used

• Work alone when working inside a drum

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