Incident Notice 2015-05

Incident Notice 2015-05

Type: Fatality

Industry: Gas Bars/Car Wash, Retail

Incident Summary:

A member of the public arrived at a gas station to fill a vehicle with gas. Upon completion of this, the individual drove off without paying. A worker of the gas station pursued the vehicle on foot. The worker was struck by the vehicle. The worker sustained fatal injuries.

Safety Reminders:

  • Assess workplace violence hazards
  • Develop policies and procedures to minimize or eliminate workplace violence and potential danger to workers
  • Ensure emergency response plans are established
  • If working alone, ensure a working alone policy is in place and followed by 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: 2017-02-17
PID: 15588

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