Near misses for quarry men

TWO dangerous safety incidents at quarries in New South Wales have highlighted the dangers of the industry, the state’s Resources Regulator has revealed, with the state recording 43 reportable incidents for the week ending March 27.

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The burnt out excavator

In one case a contract worker was lucky to escape injury when residual oil under pressure hit him in the chest while he was removing a hose on an excavator to fit protective sleeving.