Incident Notice 2014-01

Incident Notice 2014-01

Type: Fatality

Industry: Well Servicing with Service Rigs

Incident Summary:

Workers were in the process of loading a rig tank onto a flat deck truck using the truck’s winch. A worker was standing on the deck of the truck near the winch cable. While attached to the winch cable, the tank moved, causing the winch cable to pull taut. The worker was struck by the winch cable and sustained fatal injuries.

Safety Reminders:

  • Workers are trained to safely load and unload equipment.
  • Take all reasonable steps to ensure equipment is restrained to prevent accidental movement.
  • Assess and control the hazards associated with winching operations.
  • Workers affected by identified hazards are informed of the hazards and the methods used to control or eliminate them.

Safety Resources:

This incident notice is provided for information purposes only to notify industry of an occupational health and safety incident.  It has been issued as an educational resource with the goal of preventing similar incidents. The information contained in this notice is based upon preliminary information that has not been confirmed through investigation.  This notice should not be interpreted as identifying any contraventions of OHS legislation or as laying blame against any party.

Created: 2014-05-26
PID: 15106

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