Worker tragically dies from exploding grinder blade.
10/02/2016 – A worker from Maleny in QLD tragically died last Friday due to a 9 inch grinder blade shattering and hitting the worker in the chest. No further details have been reported.
In light of this incident, please find a file attached here with both QLD and VIC Worksafe information on the safe use of angle grinders.
Advice on guards and disks can be found here.
Now would be a good time to review your training and competency of your workers with Angle Grinders.
A tool box talk would be a good way to communicate to your workers some of the attached information and agree procedures on the tools safe use.
If you’re needing a Safe Operating Procedure on the use of angle grinders then drop me a line and I’ll forward one for FREE.
NOTE: The information provided in this bulletin is for guidance purposes only. Please familiarise yourself with your legal responsibilities in your state or territory.