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Some pics of my current project

Discussion in 'Showtime!' started by RollOver Pete, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. RollOver Pete

    RollOver Pete Senior Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    Operating Engineer/mechanic
    Indio, Ca
    Here's the latest on the excavator accident.
    This isn't official, it's just what the job superintendent shared with me.

    The accident happened first thing in the morning. Meaning that the bucket became detached as the operator had the machine swing to the left and into the ditch. It appears that prior to moving the machine that the operator did not check the coupler making sure that it was locked and good to go. From experience I know that a coupler just does not bleed off and detach. But somehow this particular coupler did bleed off and did detach. Why and how? It seems that the safety device that keeps that from happening must have been tampered with or removed. Not good. Anyways, like I said, this isn't in any way official, it's just what the job super told me when I asked.
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  2. Norwegian Steam

    Norwegian Steam Active Member

    Aug 11, 2018
    Orange County
    My company is working on the same job, what I've been told by our owner is that OSHA came and did and investigation and determined the coupler was faulty/broken. however thats just third party information.
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