Incident Notice 2016-07

Incident Notice 2016-07

Type: Struck by Object / Fatality

Industry: Agriculture and Forestry

Incident Summary:

A worker was welding on a wheel assembly (tire and rim) to repair a leak, when the tire came off the rim and struck the worker causing fatal injuries.

Safety Reminders:

  • Assess hazards when conditions change and use control measures to eliminate or control the identified hazards.
  • Workers must not place themselves in the ‘line of fire’ of potential hazardous energy.
  • If working alone, ensure a working alone policy is in place and followed by workers.
  • Ensure emergency response plans are established.

Safety Resources:

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Modified: 2017-12-06
PID: 15755

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