Dangerous incident – Impact to Excavator Windscreen

Summary: Pasture harrows hit the windscreen of an excavator. The harrows became caught on buried geo-fabric and when the excavator was slewed, a chain broke and the harrows hit the windscreen of the excavator. No injuries were reported.

Recommendations to industry: When adapting plant to fit another item of plant, a change management assessment must be made to identify any additional hazards. Ensure all foreseeable hazards have been considered and appropriate controls are introduced.

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