Home Worker killed by recoiled tow chain

UpdatesSep 15, 2020

Worker killed by recoiled tow chain

NT WorkSafe has issued a safety alert following an incident where a worker was fatally injured by a recoiled tow chain.

NT WorkSafe has issued a safety alert following an incident where a worker was fatally injured by a recoiled tow chain.

The worker had been operating an excavator to tow another excavator that had broken down. The chain was attached to the chassis of the excavator being towed and to the quick clamp of the excavator being driven. When the chain broke, it recoiled and struck the worker, who was in the cabin.

NT WorkSafe says the following factors may have contributed to the incident:

When conducting a similar operation, the regulator says that operators must:

Find further information on NT WorkSafe’s website.

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