Whilst it was pleasing there were no lost time injuries (LTIs) or recordable injuries (TRIs) involving employees or contractors last week, we did experience two notable incidents.
On Tuesday a collect customer in one of our Quarries overturned his tipper truck as he was attempting to tip off his load. It seems the cross fall of the ground and the fact that he was driving the vehicle forwards at the time were contributory factors in the roll over. The driver, who is 69, was not wearing a seat belt and as a result, suffered head and back injuries when he was thrown to the passenger side of the cab; he spent two nights recovering in hospital. In addition to ensuring all drivers are inducted in site rules when entering our premises, we all have a role to play in preventing injuries such as this by stepping-in to remind drivers they must wear seat belts when operating vehicles on our sites.
In the second incident, we were contacted by the Police to advise that a member of the public had been injured on a vacant Quarry we own. Whilst controls were in place at the site to prevent trespass, this is a reminder that we should assess site boundaries and signage to ensure they are sufficient and carry out documented inspections and maintenance. This is particularly relevant to vacant /dormant sites where trespass can be a specific problem.