• Published: 26 May 2011
  • Incident ID: 3165


Cause & Consequence

  • Moving, flying or falling object
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Any Location Type

Incident Activity


Incident Info Source

RBG Ltd Mach-Ten Donald Garden

Specific Incident Equipment

Diesel Driven jetting pump, high pressure rotary lance head,

Lessons Identified

Check sheets for equipment do not specifically mention hoses and nozzles. Risk assessement for the use of this equipment should include the potential for failure of this nature. Maintenace of the unit should include close inspection of this part of the equipment.

Incident Recommendations

Quarantine nozzles until manufacturer completes investigation. Issue industry wide safety alert. Although the operatives Facial Protection Equipment prevented a more serious injury an Investigation will be undertaken to find facial protection that further enhances the operator’s protection.

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