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Fibreglass is a synthetic fibre formed by melting glass in a furnace. The molten material is then forced through small holes to form the filaments or fibre.
There have been two separate fatal crush injuries as a result of a person accessing the mechanical linkages underneath an electrically powered, height adjustable treatment table or bed while the he
Before any plant is inspected, maintained, cleaned or repaired, where practicable, it must be shut down and its energy sources locked out and tagged as part of an isolation procedure (often called
Lead acid batteries can cause serious injury if not handled correctly. They are capable of delivering an electric charge at a very high rate.
Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems provide a positive means of removing airborne contaminants from the working environment by capturing them at their source.
A worker was fatally injured while attempting to correct an operating problem on a combine harvester with a header attachment.
Fragile roofing materials include corroded corrugated steel cladding, structurally unsound roof members, plastic sheeting, wired glass, skylights and corrugated asbestos-cement roof sheeting.
In large shopping centres, stores frequently contract out the management of their shopping trolleys to collection companies.
In August 2014, an opal miner lost his life when he fell into a blind Caldwell shaft on the opal fields.
While using a sledge hammer to strike and loosen the hardened bucket tooth on earthmoving equipment, a worker received a serious chest injury when a shard of hardened steel from the tooth imbedded