Incident Notice 2015-08

Incident Notice 2015-08

Type: Fatality

Industry: Mobile Equipment Operation

Incident Summary:

A worker was cutting a precast concrete cylinder using a portable gas-powered saw. The precast concrete cylinder was positioned near the counterweight of an excavator. The operator of the excavator rotated inadvertently pinching the worker against the concrete cylinder. The worker sustained significant injuries and died on scene.

Safety Reminders:

  • Work areas around powered mobile equipment must be checked for any potential dangers to workers before moving equipment at any time
  • Workers must be alerted to any proposed movement of powered mobile equipment to ensure that they are out of danger areas posed by the equipment
  • Employers are responsible to ensure that operators of powered mobile equipment are competent to operate powered mobile equipment

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: 15591

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