Incident Notice 2014-16

Incident Notice 2014-16

Type: Fatality

Industry: Gravel Crushing/Equipment Operation

Incident Summary:

A worker made contact with a return roller located under a conveyor used for gravel crushing operations. The contact resulted in the worker being pulled into the conveyor, receiving fatal injuries.

Safety Reminders:

  • Assess hazards of moving parts of machinery and implement controls to prevent workers from coming into contact with hazardous moving parts
  • Install proper guarding and safety switches on all machinery where required
  • Shutdown and use lock out procedures when working near unguarded equipment
  • Create designated places to cross under moving conveyor belts
  • Ensure designated crossing places to cross under moving conveyor belts are being used

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: 15227

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