Incident alert

LOCATION:
CEMENT PLANT
ACTIVITY:
MAINTENANCE & HOUSEKEEPING
SUB ACTIVITY:
N/A
ALERT STATUS:
Normal
DATE ISSUED:
11/02/2020 10:41:45
INCIDENT No:
01548

TITLE
'The Fatal 6' - Struck by Moving/Falling Object - Falling Tool
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
United Kingdom
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT DETAILS
During a dismantling of some fixed scaffolding by the onsite scaffolding contractor, a tool from a Jack hammer fell from the open end of scaffolding tube several meters to the ground below. It became apparent a third party contractor had previously placed the tool inside the horizontal scaffolding tube for storage.

The investigation is ongoing however it became apparent this is not a standalone incident and although this was raised several years ago with controls for elimination, the incident has occurred at least once previously. A full review of controls is being completed.

ACCIDENT / INCIDENT IMAGES
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Tool & Location


LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS TAKEN
Initial remedial actions
- Safety concern communicated to contractors.
- A TBT generated as a means of informing all future scaffolding activities.

Best practice is to cap all horizontal scaffolding tubes where known personnel may be working. The use of these end caps reduces the likelihood of items being placed into an open end tube.
LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS IMAGES
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End Cap


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