Ministry of Labour investigating industrial accident at Krate's Marina in Keswick

Tuesday Apr 26th, 2016


Content via: Georgina Advocate

A total of three orders and one requirement were laid today against Krate’s Marina in Keswick by the Ministry of Labour as a result of its investigation of a workplace accident early yesterday morning.

A Krate’s employee was pinned beneath a front-end loader, according to a ministry spokesperson.
The man suffered a broken leg and was transported to hospital.

As a result of the on-site investigation, Krate’s is required to ensure there shall be no further operation of the front-end loader involved in the incident until a competent person conducting the mechanical fitness assessment deems that the equipment can be operated in a manner that will not be likely to endanger a worker.

It must also ensure that operational controls for the front-end loader involved in the incident are not activated from outside of the operator cab and that at least one member of the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) representing the employer and at least one member of the committee representing workers are certified members.

Krate’s must also provide proof of compliance.

The ministry’s investigation is ongoing.

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