Incident Notice 2014-15

Incident Notice 2014-15

Type: Fatality

Industry: Mobile Equipment Operation

Incident Summary:

A young worker was clearing gravel material with a shovel near the tail pulley area of a gravel crusher assembly when the worker got caught near the rotating conveyor shaft. The worker was pulled towards the conveyor, into the assembly and sustained fatal injuries.

Safety Reminders:

  • Ensure ample training time and supervision for young and new workers
  • Assess hazards of rotating equipment or moving parts and implement controls to prevent workers from coming into contact with hazardous rotating equipment
  • Ensure proper guarding and safety switches are installed on machinery where required

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.

Modified: 2015-08-18
PID: 15226

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