Planer ran over Screwman's Foot
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT DETAILS
Screwman was clearing excess asphalt planings with his boot, from in front of the advancing track of a Wirtgen W2100. The track ran over his foot and crushed his toes. (see 'additional pdf')
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT IMAGES
LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS TAKEN
Projects which engage road surface planers must establish procedures to ensure:
* Planer gangs are aware of this
* Screwmen, when monitoring surface
levels, are to position themselves at
the rear of the planer with the machine
travelling away from them.
* Planer operators &supervisors are to be aware of the screwman’s position
when checking levels.
* Feet, or any other body part, must not,
under any circumstances, be placed in
front of the tracks of a planer or
similar machines, even if at rest.
LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS IMAGES
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