Hot Dust Overflow
The individual was moving a skip containing hot chute material from the smoke box area at the rear of W2 kiln. The material overflowed from the skip when the individual attempted to push the skip, using a skidsteer loader, to allow loading onto a lorry. The material flowed into the cab of the skidsteer and contact with the hot dust caused severe burns to his left foot.
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LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS TAKEN
-The procedure was immediately suspended. A lockable barrier was fitted to prevent access to the skip from the rear; this barrier can now only be moved under a permit to work.
-Instructions on how to operate the hopper slide correctly along with pictorial aids have been placed in the area.
-A site specific risk assessment and Safe System of Work to cover the operation have been put into place, along with training updates to ensure the operation is carried out correctly.
-Investigations into what further longer term engineering improvements can be made are currently underway; these include looking at fail safe slide and removal of the carriage system to enable the safe collection of the skip when it is full of hot material.
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