Incident Notice 2015-02

Incident Notice 2015-02

Type: Fatality

Industry: Mobile Equipment Operation

Incident Summary:

A truck driver was attempting to unload the contents of his dump truck. While the box of the dump truck was elevated the operator positioned himself at the tailgate. The gate inadvertently opened and the contents buried the truck driver. Co-workers uncovered the unresponsive operator, administered first aid and called 911. The truck driver was taken to hospital and succumbed to his injuries a few days later.

Safety Reminders:

  • Workers must not place themselves in the ‘Line of Fire’ of potential hazardous energy
  • Assess hazards when conditions change and take the necessary control measures to eliminate or control the identified hazards
  • Be familiar with safe work procedures for equipment and unloading materials
  • Ensure workers are familiar with site emergency response plans

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: 2017-02-17
PID: 15585

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