Incident Notice 2016-19

Incident Notice 2016-19

Type: Fall / Fatality

Industry: Construction and Construction Trade Services

Incident Summary:

Work was being conducted in an underground drainage tunnel. A worker was injured when the conveyor equipment moved, pinning the worker between the equipment and the wall of the tunnel resulting in fatal injuries.

Safety Reminders:

  • Before work begins, assess the work site to identify existing or potential hazards.
  • Ensure safeguards are provided if a worker may accidentally, or through the work process, come into contact with moving parts of equipment.
  • Workers must not place themselves in the ‘line of fire’ of potential hazardous energy.
  • Assess hazards when conditions change and take the necessary control measures to eliminate or control the identified hazards.
  • Ensure that all safety and lock out devices are engaged.

Safety Resources:

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Modified: 2017-12-06
PID: 15767

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