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Court Summary - at a glance
- Ensured that an adequate risk assessment was carried out prior to the removal of the X-Ray machine.
- Ensured that the PCBU had sufficient information about the machine before work began to remove the x-ray machine (or refused to carry out the work).
- Ensured the work to remove the X-Ray machine was carried out in a safe way.
On 24 May 2017, a Fire & Mech engineer asked for the victim’s assistance in cutting wire ropes to remove the X-Ray machine. The victim cut a second wire rope attached to the machine, which caused a spring-loaded plate to crush his forearm. The victim suffered fractured radius and ulna bones and extensive nerve, tendon and muscle damage.