Incident Notice 2014-19

Incident Notice 2014-19

Type: Fall

Industry: Oilfield Maintenance/Construction

Incident Summary:

A worker was loading scaffolding and other materials onto the back of a one ton flatbed truck. Shortly after the final piece of material was placed at the front of the flatbed, the worker walked over the load, towards the rear of the flatbed. The worker fell approximately 1.6 metres from the back end of the truck bed to the ground and sustained fatal injuries.

Safety Reminders for Industry:

  • Assess the hazards associated with preparing mixed loads of materials. Ensure controls are implemented to reduce or eliminate the identified hazards.
  • Take all reasonable steps secure equipment and materials to prevent movement or dislodgement that may create a hazard to workers.

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: 15147

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