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Falling Tools - Safety Alert - this could have so easily been another fatality!!

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Operator struck on the head by a 7 lb Hammer falling 25 meters...

Operator struck on the head by a 7 lb Hammer falling 25 meters...

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  • 1. SAFETY ALERT On the 10th April 2014 a CIS operator working on a plant shutdown was struck by a falling hammer weighing 7 Lbs. The hammer had fallen approximately 25 Meters and struck the operators helmet as he was working directly below. The impact resulted in a cut to the head, the operator was sent to hospital and after checks and X rays was found to have no fractures or concussion and was released from hospital the same afternoon The investigation that followed revealed that permits had been issued for both tasks by different issuers and both the issuers and the operators were unaware of each other’s activities. HOW DO YOU CONTROL MULTI LEVEL WORKING? Undoubtedly the helmet saved the operator from a more serious injury or possible death. The helmet issued to the operator was an MSA V Guard and was date stamped January 2013 WHEN DID YOU LAST CHECK YOUR HELMET?

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