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Preventing Crush Injuries in Concrete Pump Hopper

18th December 2018

In November 2018, a concrete pump operator sustained serious injuries when his arm was caught in moving parts within the receiving hopper of a concrete pump. 

Cleaning out concrete pumping equipment including the hopper can be a highly hazardous operation. Entanglement, crushing and amputation hazards exist in a concrete hopper and pumping device of the concrete pump. Read on to find out more about preventing a similar incident. 

Workers injured when concrete pipe toppled over

22nd October 2018

Two workers in an excavation have been injured when a 1350mm diameter concrete stormwater pipe toppled over. 

Excavation work introduces a number of risks that must be managed, including the risk of people working in the excavation being crushed by unrestrained or inadequately restrained pipes. Workplace Health and Safety QLD discuss control measures to prevent unrestrained or inadequately restrained objects in the excavation from toppling over. 

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