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Court Summary - at a glance
- Document and implement a detailed Standard Operating Procedure for operation of any machinery and its particular uses as a lifting machine or crane;
- To provide the operator of the digger with the appropriate equipment, such as chains for lifting purposes, to ensure that the required task could be completed in a safe manner;
- Ensure that safety pins were used when a bucket was attached to the quick hitch point of the digger to ensure that the bucket could not become disengaged from the hitch.
As a result, the bucket of the bulldozer landed on the mechanic, suffering serious harm. He suffered fractures in his pelvis and was in hospital for 12 days.