Safety alert – Extractives – Mining and quarry Operations – Working near water is a high-risk activity

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In recent years, WorkSafe’s High Hazard Unit has investigated two fatal accidents and a number of serious incidents in which mobile plant has unintentionally entered water.

As these events demonstrate, working near water  or soft ground presents a significant risk to workers. The ground, known as a work platform, should be designed or assessed so that the effects of water  on it are understood.

For more information, visit: http://www.worksafe.govt.nz/worksafe/news/alerts/working-near-water