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  • Published: 21 Mar 2024

Heavy equipment fell over during manual handling

Heavy equipment fell over during manual handling
Heavy equipment fell over during manual handling

Description of Incident

During manual handling of a heavy control cabinet, the centre of gravity was compromised, and the cabinet fell over onto a crew member’s leg, resulting in a bruise to their knee. The incident occurred when crew were moving control cabinets each weighing 130kg. Each cabinet was fitted with wheels by the manufacturer to facilitate handling. The activity required manual handling of the wheeled equipment to clear the access to the electrical panel in the switchboard room where they were to be installed.

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