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Dangerous Uncontrolled Release of Hydraulic Energy

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Information:

What

An operator sustained minor injuries when the hydraulic hose for the bucket tilt function burst allowing pressurised fluid to smash the front windscreen on his wheel loader.

Why

While the hose visually appeared to be in a relatively good condition, it failed due to corrosion. The hose has an operating pressure of approximately 31.5MPa (4,500psi).

Recommendations

Inspect all high risk hydraulic hoses on equipment to ensure they are fit for purpose and free of defects. Through the hierarchy of risk controls remove the exposed risk, either by relocation, guarding or other design improvements.



Organisation:

NSW Department of Primary Industries

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Jurisdiction:

Relates to New South Wales (NSW)

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Information:

PDF Document
Coverage:

NSW - New South Wales

Author:

New South Wales Department of Primary Industries

Publisher:

New South Wales Department of Primary Industries

Published:

9 Nov 2005

Document Copyright:

New South Wales Department of Primary Industries



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