Central Severed Bolts on Mixer Drum
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT DETAILS
An incident occurred on a customers site at approximately 09.45 on April 17th. The DOM attended site following a call from a distressed driver whose mixer drum had become separated from its chassis. An exclusion zone was set up and the area was made safe.
When discharging began the operator heard a loud crack .
Following inspection of the vehicle it appeared securing bolts had broken away.
Evidence of rust was apparent suggesting the bolts had been cracked for some time.
The truck had an MOT the day before.
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT IMAGES
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LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS TAKEN
The two remaining CIFA's are franchised have been informed and have checked their bolts.
The Transport Manager has contacted his peers nationwide with a recommendation that all CIFA drum housing bolts be changed.
All areas to check CIFA drum housing bolts
LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS IMAGES
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