Incident Notice 2014-04

Incident Notice 2014-04

Type: Fatality

Industry: Sawmills/Planing mills

Incident Summary:

A worker who was preforming clean up duties walked outside into the sawmill yard. At the same time, a second worker was in the sawmill yard driving a front-end loader in reverse. The worker was struck by the front-end loader and sustained fatal injuries.

Safety Reminders:

  • When possible use designated walkways that separate pedestrian traffic from areas where powered mobile equipment is operating.
  • Develop safe work procedures for pedestrians in traffic areas.
  • Pedestrian workers in traffic areas wear high visibility vests.
  • Assess and control all existing and potential hazards associated with pedestrians and powered mobile equipment traffic areas.

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: 15109

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