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A death from a pin grabber /quick hitch

Discussion in 'Safety Issues' started by stock, Nov 10, 2009.

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    There has been another quick hitch related fatality. Details are just emerging about the incident which took place in August when a surveyor was killed by a bucket falling off a 20t excavator on a site in Redditch.
    CJ has confirmed that the incident involved a semi-automatic coupler and the indications are that the safety pin had not been inserted. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) confirmed it is investigating the incident, but would only divulge limited information so as not to prejudice any subsequent legal action.
    The incident involved a Komatsu PC210-6, which would be at least seven years old, and Hill Engineering confirmed that one of its couplers was involved. How the incident happened remains unclear as the surveyor is known to be at ground level when the accident happened and there are unconfirmed reports that the excavator was stopped at the time.
    The HSE said currently nobody has been charged over the incident.


    ANYONE WHO DOESN'T USE THE SAFETY PIN IS A POTENTIAL MURDERER