Summary of the Incident:
A boom loader was lifting a bag of rockwool and at a certain height a piece of wood fell into the steel racks, bounced out and hit a workers face who was standing underneath, resulting a face and teeth injury or damage, which requires surgery.
- The piece of wood (which intend to be the support) was not fixed or secured with a rope or nails to the pallet.
- Lack of supervision.
- Worker (victim) was standing too close underneath the load.
- Correct or proper safe lifting procedure should be implemented and followed accordingly.
- Load/s must be secure and ensure no loose materials left on the pallet.
- Adequate supervision should be available at all times.
- Supervisors should assign only a competent person for the given or specific task.
- Supervisors to ensure load is secured and danger zone is clear prior any lifting operation begins.