Incident Notice 2014-07

Incident Notice 2014-07

Type: Fatality

Industry: Mobile Equipment Operation

Incident Summary:

Two mobile equipment operators were operating track hoe excavators on a berm of material that was sitting on a sheet of ice. One of the excavators broke through the ice and sank into the water below with the operator inside. The operator did not survive.

Safety Reminders:

  • Carefully assess all existing and potential hazards.
  • Follow established best practices for working on ice.

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: 15112

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