Incident Notice 2015-12

Incident Notice 2015-12

Type: Fatality

Industry: Construction Trade Services

Incident Summary:

Two workers were using a boom-supported aerial device to perform maintenance on a large tank which contained corrosive liquid. During the work process, the tire of the boom-supported aerial device contacted a pipe associated with the tank causing a release of the corrosive liquid. The workers were exposed which resulted in one worker’s death.

Safety Reminders:

  • Identify existing and potential hazards before work begins
  • Consider using spotters when using mobile equipment around high hazard areas
  • Ensure powered mobile equipment is maintained and operating according to manufacturer specifications

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: 15595

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