Incident Notice 2014-11

Incident Notice 2014-11

Type: Fatality

Industry: Mining and Overburden Removal

Incident Summary:

A worker was performing field maintenance on D9T dozer. The worker was positioned underneath the D9T dozer trying to lower the bottom guard to access an area that needed repair. The bottom guard came down onto the worker and fatally injured him.

Safety Reminders:

  • Take appropriate measures when working around suspended loads.
  • Equipment is maintained in accordance with the manufacturers specifications.
  • Existing or potential hazards are identified and controlled.

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: 2014-08-27
PID: 15130

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