Failure to guard concrete mixing machinery results in life changing injuries
An investigation by the HSE found that a manufacturer of architectural concrete had failed to take sufficient steps to guard against the risks of entrapment and injury posed by a concrete pan mixer. The employee was exposed to the risk of serious injury by requiring him to operate the mixer with the lid open whilst standing next to it. There was a failure to provide guards or to interlock the operation of the mixer in order to reduce the risk of accidental entrapment or foreseeable misuse. There was also a failure to train, instruct and supervise the employee to ensure that he was aware of, and followed, safe procedures for working on or near the mixer whilst it was in operation.
See HSE report