The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) recently issued a safety alert following an incident in which a worker was injured by a compressed air receiver.
The worker was transferring compressed air from one air receiver (pressure vessel) to a second air receiver that was mounted on a frame for transportation with a forklift.
The second air receiver ruptured and broke away from the frame, and parts of the vessel struck the worker, causing an eye injury, hearing damage and other injuries.
The air receiver on the frame was used to repressurise pneumatic systems on trucks.
The safety alert said there were a number of possible contributing factors in incidents of this type
The alert said there were a number of important ways to manage hazards and risks:
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