Gordhan reveals how container terminal truck driver was crushed to death

A Cape Town harbour worker frantically tried to warn a truck driver about a crane falling on his cab, public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan has revealed.

2021-07-31 04:11:00 PM

A Cape Town harbour worker frantically tried to warn a truck driver about a crane falling on his cab, public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan has revealed.

A Cape Town harbour worker frantically tried to warn a truck driver about a crane falling on his cab, public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan has revealed.

The 52-year-old driver was crushed to death when the gantry spreader — the apparatus that is used to lift containers — fell on his cab.Replying to a question from DA MP Ghaleb Cachalia, Gordhan said a Transnet investigation had identified at least three factors that led to the incident:

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The port equipment co-ordinator responsible for the rubber-tyred gantry did not “timeously convey” an instruction that the machine should be stopped after the alarm was raised;Bolts on the hoist's brake pads were not correctly tightened during a refurbishment nearly four years earlier; and

The machine's maintenance regime “did not trigger the need to check the torque settings of the brake pads and ensure that any loose bolts were detected and repaired accordingly”.As a result of the March incident, said Gordhan, “Transnet has tracked and ensured implementation of the control measures identified in the internal investigation in order to avoid the reoccurrence”. headtopics.com

The aftermath of the March 2021 incident in which a container gantry fell on a truck driver's cab, crushing him to death.Image:Twitter/1SecondAlertsThe investigation revealed that the operator of the rubber-tyred gantry reported an unusual sound from the brakes on the day of the incident.

A maintenance worker recorded the sound and played it to his supervisor, who said the machine should be stopped immediately.“The responsible equipment co-ordinator was called to stop the machine [but] did not timeously convey the instruction to ... the operator,” said Gordhan.

“The hoist brake shoe was loose and eventually dislodged as the operator was positioning the equipment. The spreader lowered by itself, resulting in the braking system not responding.“This resulted in the spreader falling on the truck cabin positioned under the crane waiting to be loaded.

“The operator panicked and attempted to warn the driver by continuously hooting, however the driver did not hear the warning.”In an earlier answer about the incident, Gordhan told Cachalia that all rubber-tyred gantries at the container terminal were immediately stopped after the incident for brake inspections to be done. headtopics.com

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Risk assessment and standard operating procedures were updated in response to the incident, and Transnet “further intensified the quality controls in the procurement of safety-critical equipment parts”. Read more: Times LIVE »

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