Dangerous Incident: Excavator Overturned
An excavator overturned while cleaning up a bench. The bench was 1.5m high.
Recommendations to industry: Equipment operators must maintain situational awareness and remain vigilant of the risk of machine roll overs
The circumstances of this incident also underpins the importance of wearing seatbelts as a mitigating control.
When planning tasks and travel paths, supervisors must consider roll over hazards.