This Safe Quarry Incident Alert relating to the Hydraulics on an Excavator is relevant to the forest industry
Timely advice for all driving in snow and icy conditions from the Freight Transport Association.
A 60cm offcut from a tree rolled down a slope and struck an operator working below. He suffered bruising to his back but the outcome could have been much more serious.
See Euroforest Safety Notice and emphasis on observance of Risk Zones
Even the most experienced operators can miss read the ground in front of them.
See Scottish Woodlands Safety Bulletin for more on this incident as well as a reminder to all on safety
A maintenance fitter died from hydraulic injection injury sustained whilst tensioning the track of a piling rig. The grease nipple became detached from the track mechanism permitting the release of grease under high pressure. This alert reminds the target audience of the potential for such injury when working on any hydraulic machinery.
Read the HSE Safety Bulletin at http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/hydraulic-injection-injury.htm