New warning over loading shovels after nine fatal accidents in four years


 

The traffic commissioners said operators of wheeled loading shovels must ensure they have looked at new guidance issued on the safety of their operation, after nine fatalities in the last four years. Six of the deaths were within the waste and recycling sector and the health and safety executive (HSE) said poor visibility was a significant problem. Larger capacity buckets have been fitted to some machines, which the TCs said further reduced forward visibility. The new safety notice reminds duty […]