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A worker suffered a severe crush injury to their hand while operating a powered bin tipper.
The worker’s hand was crushed between the hopper frame and the bin tipper while the tipper was being lowered.
Workers were able to access the crush zone where the tipper came to rest on the frame because a guard was not fitted.
Limited risk assessments had been conducted on the plant and machinery being operated at the workplace.
There were no documented procedures for operating the tipper.
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