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High pressure fluid injection hazards

Fluid released from a hydraulic system can be injected under the skin and lead to injury which may need amputation or major surgery. Even pinprick punctures in pipework can cause major injury.

Types of machine

Agricultural machines fitted with hydraulic systems include:

Operator error

Design points

Operator instructions and training

Instructions for using this type of machinery must include clear guidance on:

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2013-01-24