Incident Notice 2014-18

Incident Notice 2014-18

Type: Fatality

Industry: Mobile Equipment Operation

Incident Summary:

Workers were using a fork lift to move a grader cab enclosure. While the forklift was in operation, one of the workers was walking alongside the moving load. The grader cab enclosure fell off the forklift and landed on the worker causing fatal injuries.

Safety Reminders:

  • Secure equipment and materials before lifting, moving or transporting.
  • Use appropriate equipment for lifting, lowering, pulling, carrying, handling or transporting heavy or awkward loads.
  • Identify and control existing and potential hazards before work begins.
  • Workers are not to be permitted within range of a moving load or any other part of powered mobile equipment if there is a danger to workers.
  • Operators of powered mobile equipment must not move a load or the equipment if a worker is exposed to the danger.

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: 2014-12-17
PID: 15146

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