Incident Notice 2014-08

Incident Notice 2014-08

Type: Fatality

Industry: Trucking Service – General

Incident Summary:

A worker delivered a load of materials with a tractor-trailer. During transport, the materials on a pallet inside the trailer shifted.  When the forklift operator was removing the load from the trailer, a worker approached the load and attempted to balance it. The materials fell off the pallet, pinning the worker between the load and the inside wall of the trailer. The worker died from the injuries that resulted from being pinned.

Safety Reminders:

  • Maintain safe working distances from moving loads and at no times ride on a load.
  • Secure loads so that they cannot shift and become a danger to workers.
  • Assess hazards when conditions change and take the necessary control measures to eliminate or control the identified hazards.

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: 15113

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