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HSE warning


The Health and Safety Executive has warned that certain Micro 95 access platforms made by nowdissolved Leicester firm Access Machines could be unsafe, after an incident in which a basket became detached from its supporting boom. The HSE believes that the failure of the 1998-built Micro 95, class A1, which had a working load of 120 kg, could have failed because of poor quality welding. The HSE advises that owners and operators of these and similar machines should get the pin-plate connections examined by a competent person.