Hydraulic injection injury

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Hydraulic injection injury

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