Incident Notice 2014-28

Incident Notice 2014-28

Type: Fatality

Industry: Mobile Equipment Operation

Incident Summary:

Workers were using an excavator and a bulldozer to move large concrete blocks. While the bulldozer operator was securing a concrete block onto the ripper of the bulldozer, the excavator operator reversed the excavator towards the bulldozer. A track on the excavator hit the edge of the concrete block, pushing it towards the back end of bulldozer. The bulldozer operator was fatality crushed between the concrete block and the bulldozer.

Safety Reminders:

  • Use a designated signal person or spotter
  • If a powered mobile equipment operator’s view of the equipment’s path of travel is obstructed, the powered mobile equipment has a warning device, automatic system, or method appropriate to the hazards of the work site to protect other workers from injury
  • Ensure workers are not within range of a moving load or powered mobile equipment
  • Effective communication is established and maintained between 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: 2015-08-14
PID: 15216

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