Entry 21167 Finalist Fatal 1 and 2
Persons on-site working on a 3-shift system. The site has a variety of machines such as CAT 777 RDT’s with 100t payloads and 992 FEL’s with 23t buckets which use the roadways to access the workshop facilities. Pedestrians seeking to move between the unit office and the workshop were protected by barriers and pavements until they reached the gated crossing point. The route was used by employees, contractors, and visitors. Historically, the site had no lights controlling the crossing point, the working instructions were for all traffic to give way to pedestrians. This relied on the operator being able to see the pedestrian, hand signals and gestures between these parties would be used to communicate intentions.
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