Hand Auger Kicks Back - May 2012

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Hand Auger Kicks Back

Hand Auger Kicks Back - May 2012

An operator was injured using a hand auger as it kicked back when it became jammed. A fault on the brake meant that it didn’t operate as it should have.

The investigation has shown that the machine was checked at the start of the shift and was found to be in good working order at that time. This check was relayed verbally by the operators instead of being officially documented. During the day a screw securing the brake worked loose and fell out.

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