SAFETY ALERTS

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Current Safety Alerts

John Deere E Series Forwarder Cab Tilting - March 2013

John Deere E Series Forwarder Cab Tilting

Further to the recent incident where an operator suffered crushing to his hand, an inspection of the operating system has been carried out by the Health and Safety Executive.

It is now advised that, until further notice, under no circumstances are operators to tilt the cab of John Deere E series forwarder.

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Excavator Damage near miss Hazard Identification - December 2012

Excavator Damage near miss Hazard Identification

Correct Identification and Management of on-site Dynamic Hazards and Risks. Safe Working Limits, Near Miss Incident and Equipment Damage. Damage to Contractors Equipment on a Mounding Site, Ross-shire.

Potential to have been much worse.

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Accident in Windblow near Gifford - June 2012

Accident in Windblow near Gifford

Accident near Gifford - Injured party was struck by falling tree during windblow clearance.  Windblow Clearance by Motor-Manual Method - be aware of the falling distances and hazards and risk zones.

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Chainsaw Operator slips and suffers major laceration to left arm underside - March 2013

Chainsaw Operator slips and suffers major laceration to left arm underside

Chainsaw Operator slips and suffers major laceration to left arm underside

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Broken fingers while operating under a forward engine cover - February 2013

Broken fingers while operating under a forward engine cover

A forwarder operator suffered two broken fingers and severe crushing of his hand after lowering the forwarder cab on to it.

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