Incident Notice 2014-23

Incident Notice 2014-23

Type: Fatality

Industry: Towing Auto Vehicles

Incident Summary:

A worker was in the process of loading a passenger vehicle onto a tow truck when a passing vehicle rear ended the passenger vehicle and struck the worker. The worker sustained fatal injuries.

Safety Reminders:

  • Control vehicle traffic dangerous to workers on foot
  • High visibility clothing is worn by workers exposed to traffic
  • Use warning signs, barriers, lane control devices, flashing lights, flares, pilot vehicles, remote/automatic traffic control systems, designated persons directing traffic or methods described in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada when traffic on a public highway is dangerous 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: 2015-06-03
PID: 15179

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