Dangerous incident – Excavator Rolled
Summary: An excavator rolled onto its side while clearing overburden on a bench. The operator suffered minor injuries requiring first aid treatment. The operator was wearing his seatbelt, which reduced the severity of his injuries.
Recommendations to industry: Equipment operators must remain vigilant of the risk of machine roll overs and should be reminded of the importance of wearing seatbelts. When planning tasks and travel paths, supervisors must consider roll over hazards.