Incident alert

LOCATION:
DIMENSION STONE PLANT
ACTIVITY:
GUARDING AND ISOLATION
SUB ACTIVITY:
NO SUB ACTIVITY AVAILABLE
ALERT STATUS:
Normal
DATE ISSUED:
19/02/2020 11:52:10
INCIDENT No:
01549

TITLE
Fatal 6 - Near Miss – Rotary Saw Tooth Failure
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT DETAILS

A tooth came off a small horizontal saw blade and hit the operator bruising his leg. He was standing about 4 metres from the machine at the time. Although this did not result in a lost time incident the outcome could have been a lot more serious.

The reporting Dimension Stone Group member considers this a very rare occurrence, having used these machines for well over 20 years, this was the first instance of a tooth coming off the blade.

ACCIDENT / INCIDENT IMAGES
Click image to enlarge

Image with new guard fitted


LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS TAKEN

  • An adaption to the guard in stainless steel was manufactured and fitted – see image.

  • This adaption is adjustable and, if a tooth should come off, it would hit the guard preventing the operator from being in the line of fire

  • Risk changers – the company is looking at replacing the equipment with a fully enclosed machine, so the operator has no need to go into the sawing area when the blade is running.


LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS IMAGES
Click image to enlarge

Image of new guard


Go back to search critera