Machinery operators reminded to stay powerline safe

Machinery operators reminded to stay powerline safe

Stephen | OHS News

Machinery operators are being reminded to be safe working around powerlines. Essential Energy issued the reminder following a series of incidents involving excavation and harvest equipment.

Essential Energy’s General Manager Safety, HR, and Environment, David Nardi, said more than 20 incidents of equipment contacting powerlines were reported in October across New South Wales.

“We work closely with our at-risk industries, including agri-business and construction, however, there’s still a small minority of individuals that don’t seem to recognise the risks – jeopardising their safety and the safety of others,” David said…(Read the full story)

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