Safety Advisory
The Fluid Power Safety Institute™ is constantly on the lookout for ways and means to prevent accidents and save lives. Publications; news articles; accident reports; feedback from site visitors; and, of course, our own extensive research and some of our databases.

There is information we receive that we believe should be brought to your attention immediately to help thwart accidents.

We have chosen the Safety Advisory as the vehicle by which we can convey this information to you expeditiously.

Ref. No.
Description of safety advisory -
ADV-029
Diesel mechanic injured as the result of using unsafe diagnostic equipment to perform a routine troubleshooting procedure.

ADV-028
Millwright killed while tightening a leaking high pressure connector.

ADV-027
Maintenance worker fatally injured after having hydraulic oil injected into hand while attempting to bleed trapped air from a hydraulic cylinder.

ADV-026
Maintenance technicians severely injured while attempting to remove a stubborn rod-end gland from a hydraulic cylinder.

ADV-025
Farm-worker loses several limbs from accident caused by an unprotected rotating shaft.

ADV-024
Mechanic's helper loses hand while attempting to remove the end-cap from a piston-type accumulator.

ADV-023
Operator fatally injured while attempting to free a jammed conveyor.

ADV-022
Millwright seriously injured as a result of an accident suffered while operating a portable, high-pressure hand-pump (porta-power).

ADV-021
Mobile mechanic fractures both arms as a result of an accident suffered while working on a scissor-lift.

ADV-020
Millwright suffers eye injury, minor burns, bruises, and abrasions, as a result of an accident suffered while testing a hydraulic motor.

ADV-019
Maintenance technician burns down an entire manufacturing plant as a result of an accident caused while testing a hydraulic cylinder.

ADV-018
Mill maintenance technician, with some hydraulic training, injured as a result of an accident suffered while removing a hydraulic cylinder from production to replace gland seals that were reportedly leaking.

ADV-017
Oil-field service mechanic suffers a broken ankle and chest lacerations when struck by a "flying" cylinder rod that was inadvertently launched into the air using compressed air.

ADV-016
Another person falls at work! - Man dies of injuries in coal-mine accident.

ADV-015
Production Superintendent crushed to death while working on a vacuum forming mold. LOCK IT OUT!!!

ADV-014
Steel worker crushed to death under 17 tons of iron-ore pellets. Another worker falls with his "lock by his side."

ADV-013
Farmer crushed to death under corn planter while changing a flat tire!

ADV-012
Excellent advisory about preventing worker deaths from uncontrolled release of electrical, mechanical, and other types of hazardous energy.

ADV-011
Once again there is controversy about hydraulic systems safety.

ADV-010
Job-Related Deaths Declined in 1999

ADV-009
Have a hairline crack in a steel hydraulic transmission line? Think twice before you weld it while there is oil inside!

ADV-008
Worker gets blamed for deadly accident caused by poor hydraulic system design!

ADV-007
SAE Code 61, SAE Code 62, and Caterpillar® 4-bolt flange confusion - There are many people who think that on-the-job training for hydraulics is adequate. Here is a prime example why it simply does not work. In fact, it can leave innocent people vulnerable to severe injury or death.

ADV-006
Unsafe service, repair, and troubleshooting recommendations are running rampant throughout the fluid power industry - and there is no end in sight!

ADV-005
This recommendation for air-bleeding a hydraulic cylinder could cause severe injury, or death.

ADV-004
This manufacturer's recommendations for testing their hydraulic motor could, in our opinion, cause severe injury, death, or substantial property damage.

ADV-003
A millwright with no formal training in hydraulics, suffered a non-injury accident as a result of an error made by a hydraulic distributor when crossing over a hydraulic directional control valve from one manufacturer to another.

ADV-002
Stop! Before you "fly" another aerial platform into the clear blue sky, read this safety advisory!

ADV-001
What this manufacturer of coil-tubing machines recommends about troubleshooting their hydraulic system could, in our opinion, cause severe injury, death, or substantial property damage.


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