Safety Alert

Safety Alert Type: 
Other
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2007-11-21
Company Name: 
Blackwater Construction
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A mechanic and a young apprentice were dropping a belly pan from a dozer. They had only one floor jack and wood blocks to secure the pan from falling. The pan slipped off the jack/blocks and impacted the apprentice’s right hand. There were no serious injuries and the apprentice was back at work for the next shift.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Please ensure that proper tools are used for the job. A proper jack would in all likelihood have prevented this incident from occurring. Do a pre-work to ensure safety. And remember, young workers need enhanced instructions and supervision to accomplish a job safely

File attachments
2007-11-21 Always Use Proper Equipment.pdf
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