Incident Notice 2014-20

Incident Notice 2014-20

Type: Fatality

Industry: 42117/ Heating Systems – Fab/Install

Incident Summary:

Two workers were working on a recently installed ventilation system. One worker was examining the ventilation system on the roof. During the examination, the ventilation unit fell onto the worker causing fatal injuries.

Safety Reminders:

  • Equipment is restrained or protected from being dislodged or moved to eliminate the potential danger to workers.
  • Before the work begins, assess the work site to identify existing or potential hazards
  • Identified potential or existing hazards are eliminated or controlled.
  • Ventilation systems must be designed, installed and maintained with established engineering principles.

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: 15148

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