An employed driver suffered a serious injury whilst opening his tanker hatch lid at a Tarmac bulk loading head. During this process, the driver slipped whilst on the top of his tanker and fell onto the tanker top. Luckily, the driver grabbed the safety loading cage to prevent slipping from the top of the tanker. From this position he was able to pull himself back to the top of the tanker. The subsequent investigation identified that the gap between the base of the protective loading cage and the top of the tanker did not provide adequate fall protection for the drivers.
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