Evidence of Jody Taylor, worker at Euromin
P You worked at Euromin from May 1997 to April 1998?
P You worked as a casual?
JT Yes but full time.
P 5 days a week?
P The job involved working sometimes in the hold, sometimes on the quay?
P Did you have any training to work in the hold?
JT Not really.
P Did you know Jim?
P Did Jim explain about working near the grab?
P Did you have a high vis jacket and a hard hat?
P Did anyone enforce wearing these clothes?
JT There were notices up in the site office.
P If you didn't wear a hat did any one tell you?
JT Not all the time.
P On the 24 th April, what time did you start?
JT I arrived at 8 am. The Cambrook wasn't in yet.
P Were Harris and Ford already there?
P Did Sean arrive after you?
P Did you see Simon arrive?
JT Yes. He came in after me. They were having some difficulty bringing the ship in.
P Who allocated the jobs?
JT Roger Grant was supposed to be in charge.
P Did he exercise control?
JT Not really. It was Jim the crane driver who controlled things.
P How did the allocation of jobs end up?
JT We sorted it out for ourselves.
P Was this normal?
P Were there enough people to do the jobs?
P What was your job?
JT To take the hooks off the bags.
P You had not seen Simon before?
P What was the first sign that something had gone wrong?
JT I heard a shout and the crane stopped.
P So you and Grant went into the hold and looked?
P Were you then told to do something?
JT Yes. I was told to keep out of the way so I went to the sheds.
P Were you later asked to clear up what was left?
P Were you not happy about that?
P Did you work at Euromin again?
P Why was that?
JT Because of the incident. I'd seen what the Liebherr could do.
D Your job entailed yard work and unloading?
D Did this include working in the hold hooking bags?
D Was this a simple task?
D Had Jim explained the dangers to you?
D Had a date for training been arranged?
D You knew you should wear a high vis jacket and hard hat?
D Sometimes you'd be told about this and sometimes not?
D Grant was responsible for supervising the unloading?
D Was he supervising on the morning of the 24 th ?
JT Grant was off arranging things on the Cambrook because they were having difficulty finding enough men.
D Someone must have told you what to do?
D One of the senior men must have told you?
D - Was it a normal day's work before the accident?