Originally Posted by Local Diggers
......... we had a nasty accident where a pedal got stuck
Was there no emergency stop button on it? or option to turn the key off ( if it had one )
It never ceases to suprise me how many lads on the 6t site dumpers will quite happily sit there with it supposedly on tick over when in actual fact the engine is running at quite a few revs as there is a stone stuck in the slot preventing the pedal returning properly.
When I pull them on it and show them the problem the blank look on their face says it all
but its alright, they have ticket that says they are competent to operate it
Not saying this was the problem but something all operators of an engine driven piece of equipment should be aware of. How to stop it in an emergency!
Then you get the other extreme where a roller wont start because the last operator
who got off it thumped the big red button while the machine was still on full revs
but its ok as he has a tic....................... dont bother.