Safe use of quick hitches on Excavators

WorkCover NSW has issued the following alert for the safe use of quick hitches on excavators after two incidents in that State where workers were fatally injured by falling excavator buckets.

"This alert reminds users of excavators to secure the excavator’s bucket to the dipper arm of the excavator. Where a quick hitch device requiring a safety pin is fitted, then the safety pin must be inserted. For quick hitches that have an automatic safety system, check that it has fully engaged," WorkCover says.

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