Dangerous incident | SInNot 2018/00064

Summary: A maintenance contractor was fault finding on a mobile crusher while it was running. The crusher was empty at the time and a jaw plate had become loose. The plate was thrown about 15 m into the air. It then hit the control panel hatch that the contractor was standing under. This resulted in the hatch and plate hitting the contractor on the head. He was knocked down and suffered a laceration required five stitches.
Recommendations to industry: Pre-task job assessments must be undertaken before the commencement of any task