Safety Incident Alert: 24 October 2018 HOME > Safety Incident Alert: 24 October 2018

In October 2018, two workers in an excavation were injured when a 1350mm diameter concrete stormwater pipe toppled over.

They were installing a short 500mm length of the large diameter pipe by abutting the pipe up to the end of a recently laid pipe and using timber and sandbags as chocks to support the pipe in position.

It appears one of the workers may have moved a sandbag and the pipe toppled over. One worker was trapped beneath the pipe for several minutes and his leg was broken. Investigations are continuing.

Click here for more details, including how to prevent a similar incident.

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