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Concrete placing equipment incidents prompt SafeWork warning

Jan 20th 2023

Concrete placing equipment incidents prompt SafeWork warning

A recent string of concrete placing equipment incidents has prompted SafeWork NSW to issue a reminder to concreters to conduct regular inspections and testing of equipment.

Acting Head of SafeWork John Tansey said there are many hazards associated with concrete pours and therefore, concrete pumps must be serviced and inspected prior to commencing work.

“Between 2017 and 2020 SafeWork NSW Inspectors attended close to 60 incidents, including one fatality and a further 17 involving serious injuries, many of which were caused by malfunctioning concrete placement equipment,” Mr Tansey said.

“Recently there have been multiple occurrences of workers being injured by concrete line hose which has either blocked or burst and expelled concrete at significant force, as well as equipment impacting with powerlines, scaffolding and other infrastructure.”

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