Whilst there were no lost Time Injuries (LTIs) in the week, we do have to report a Restricted Work Injury involving a haulage contractor, which has been added to our Total Recordable Injury (TRI) statistics. The incident, which involved a tipper rollover and resulted in the Driver suffering torn ligaments and bruising to his elbow, is being thoroughly investigated. Initial indications are that the cross fall of the ground and the nature of the dust being tipped may have been contributory factors. It is particularly disappointing; however, that the driver was not wearing his seatbelt at the time as this would have reduced the potential for injury. It seems he had also not received a site induction.
From experience, we are all too well aware of the risk of tipper overturns and must ensure the necessary controls are in place if we are to minimise the potential for injury.