JLG Australia has asked owners of Australian and New Zealand standards versions of its 19ft 1932R scissor lifts to withdraw them from service, while it confirms the cause of an incident in which the platform descended in an uncontrolled manner.
The specific text is as follows:
“JLG was recently made aware that whilst in operation a JLG scissor lift model 1932R descended in an uncontrolled manner. There is a potential risk of injuries to the operator or others in the vicinity. The root cause of the descend in an uncontrolled manner has not been determined conclusively and JLG is continuing its investigation in that regard.”
“JLG requires that customers refrain from using the scissor lift model 1932R and take all necessary steps in accordance with the customer’s safety management system to ensure that the scissor lift model 1932R is removed from use at the workplace until further notice. It is very important that this information be distributed as soon as possible to all personnel who operate the equipment, service it or work in its immediate vicinity.”