Incident Notice 2016-18

Incident Notice 2016-18

Type: Struck by Equipment / Fatality

Industry: Construction and Construction Trade Services

Incident Summary:

A worker was in the process of priming a diesel-powered water transfer pump when the hose detached under pressure, striking the worker and causing fatal injuries.

Safety Reminders:

  • Before work begins, assess the work site to identify existing or potential hazards.
  • Workers must not place themselves in the ‘line of fire’ of potential hazardous energy.
  • Ensure equipment is installed and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.

Safety Resources:


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Created:
Modified: 2017-12-06
PID: 15766

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