• Published: 17 Jun 2011
  • Incident ID: 3228

Hand Injury caused by tool activation

Cause & Consequence

  • Moving machinery or material being machined
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Any Location Type

Incident Activity

Onshore fabrication, repair

Incident Info Source

Janet Eastthorpe -

Specific Incident Equipment

In this case the specific tool was a Rotabroach RD130C

Lessons Identified

The air supply should be disconnected prior to repositioning the unit, changing the cutter or any other work on the machine.The guard should be fully deployed over the cutter when the unit is being repositioned.The machine should never be picked up or handled by the cutter.The manufacturers instruction have been updated and amended to reflect and reinforce these and other basic requirements.

Incident Recommendations

Ensure that the revised manufacturers instructionsfor the safe use of the machine are obtained, available and that the users are fully aware of the precautions to be taken prior to use.

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