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Health & Safety / June 14, 2021

Softrider Trailer incident – Hand hurt after locking pin snapped

Event Title: Softrider Trailer incident – Hand hurt after locking pin snapped
Event date: 2 June 2021
Event location: DMS

Event Description:
A harvest contractor’s worker was driving a tractor and softrider trailer when the locking pin of the trailer snapped, causing the trailer frame to dig into the ground. From this, the forks frame flipped up and forward with the left fork landing on the tractor and hitting the driver’s hand which was holding onto the handrail.

Initial Actions Taken:

  • The driver was taken to hospital for X-rays, the hand was only bruised with no broken bones
  • Investigation in progress

Lessons and Recommendations:

  • Regularly check safety pins on softrider trailers