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HSE Telehandler Guidance

Mar 29, 2012

Following a recent fatal accident in Scotland the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning all users of telescopic variable reach trucks, commonly known as telehandlers, of the danger of not replacing broken windows on these machines.

This Safety Notice was issued after a 36-year-old man was killed whilst operating a telehandler. It is suspected that the man was leaning through the broken right side window aperture, when he was crushed and fatally injured by the descending boom.


This is the third similar fatal accident in the last 7 years. In the two earlier incidents the operator is thought to have been leaning out of the window aperture and to have also leaned on the boom control joystick inadvertently lowered the boom onto themselves. Once trapped under the boom in this way they were then not able to stop it

Read full HSE article here


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