Incident Notice 2014-03

Incident Notice 2014-03

Type: Fatality

Industry: Industrial Plant Maintenance

Incident Summary:

A worker was preparing to fill compressed breathing air cylinders at the designated cylinder filling area. A second worker was using a skid steer loader to transport the empty cylinders to the filling area. While reversing the skid steer loader near the cylinder filling area, the loader operator struck and drove over other worker causing fatal injuries.

Safety Reminders:

  • Use a designated signal person or spotter
  • Visually inspect the area into which the equipment will move
  • Identify restricted access to areas around powered mobile equipment
  • Ensure powered mobile equipment has an adequate warning device where an operator’s view of the travel path is not clear
  • When possible use designated walkways that separate pedestrian traffic from areas where powered mobile equipment is operating

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: 15108

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