Incident Notice 2014-12

Incident Notice 2014-12

Type: Fatality

Industry: Mobile Equipment Operation

Incident Summary:

A worker was undertaking repairs on a Commercial Bus used to transport workers on a work site. The vehicle was positioned on a ramp and the worker was beneath the vehicle at the time of the incident. While the worker was beneath the vehicle, the vehicle started to roll and the worker was caught in the undercarriage of the vehicle, sustaining fatal injuries.

Safety Reminders:

  • Ensure that qualified personnel service and repair vehicles or equipment.
  • Ensure that hazard assessments and proper procedures to control hazards are in place before starting any work on vehicles or equipment.
  • Ensure that vehicles and equipment are properly secured against movement while being services or repaired.

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: 15131

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