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Section: 56.14100c
Date: 02/12/2014
District: SE
Negligence: Moderate
Injury or Illness: Unlikely
Injury or illness could be expected to be: Lost Workdays or Restricted Only
Significant and Substantial: No

Condition or Practice: The rock knocker on the right rear side of the Caterpillar 769C haul truck co # 8030 was missing. The knocker is designed to prevent rocks from becoming lodged between two tandem tires. Rocks lodged between two tires can cause friction resulting in tire damage and sudden tire failure. Sudden tire failures can result in serious injuries to the driver of the haul truck.

The operator removed the truck from service until the missing rock knocker can be installed.

Action to Terminate:

Why this concerns you: We have never heard of a rock ejector/knocker being a safety item, much less a safety defect, if missing, especially in the marine limestone environment of this particular quarry. We believe it to be more of an operational decision to avoid wear on the tire, and that it is not likely to cause a sudden blowout of the tire vs a gradual degradation of the tire.



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