Incident Notice 2015-15

Incident Notice 2015-15

Type: Fatality

Industry: Vacuum Removal

Incident Summary:

While a worker was unloading emulsion fluid from a tanker truck into a slop tank, he became entangled in the power take off (PTO). The worker was fatally injured.

Safety Reminders:

  • Identify all the existing and potential hazards at the worksite and implement the appropriate control measures for those identified hazards.
  • Ensure safeguards are provided if a worker may accidentally, or through the work process, come into contact with moving parts of equipment.
  • If a worker is working alone, ensure there is an effective and regular communication system between the worker, and the employer or employers designate.

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: 15598

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