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HSE warning

PLANT BUSINESS

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.