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Sweeper death

AN employee of Preston Borough Council died recently as a result of head injuries sustained when the horizontal rotor unit of the suction fan on a Scarab Major 3000 road sweeper catastrophically failed.

Although the exact cause of the accident is not yet known, the Health and Safety Executive is advising operators of all types of road sweepers to check that all planned maintenance and inspection work is being been carried out in accordance with manufacturers' guidelines. If there is any uncertainty as to the condition of the rotor, the manufacturer's advice should be sought.


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