Incident Notice 2016-05

Incident Notice 2016-05

Type: Struck by object / Fatality

Industry: Construction and Construction Trade Services

Incident Summary:

Workers were replacing a waterline in an excavation. The bucket detached from the hydraulic excavator striking the worker in the excavation resulting in fatal injuries.

Safety Reminders:

  • Employers are responsible to ensure that operators of powered mobile equipment are competent to operate powered mobile equipment.
  • Ensure powered mobile equipment is maintained and operating according to manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Work areas around powered mobile equipment must be checked for any potential dangers to workers before moving equipment at any time.

Safety Resources:


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Created:
Modified: 2017-12-06
PID: 15753

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