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Asphalt roller operator dies following rollover incident in Missouri.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1997 Oct; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20026259
Abstract
On April 14, 1997, a 24-year-old female asphalt roller operator was fatally injured when a 10-ton asphalt roller rolled over her. The victim was working with a small crew on a highway outer-road resurfacing project. She had a total of 30 hours experience operating the roller on street repairs. This was her first resurfacing project. Her task was to compress the freshly poured asphalt, working around a driveway to a private business. She was rolling the transition of the fresh asphalt and a concrete driveway. In an attempt to drive the roller back onto the main road it slipped off the edge of the road and slid toward a small ditch. The equipment rolled over on its side. The victim, who was not wearing her seat belt, was struck by the Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS). The MO FACE investigator concluded that in order to prevent similar occurrences, all employers should: 1. ensure that all employees wear seatbelts during operation of any heavy equipment equipped with Roll Over Protective Structures; 2. provide workers training on how to react in the event of an equipment rollover; 3. implement a training program specifically tailored to operators and their assigned equipment; 4. provide worker training for hazard recognition and avoidance, along with safe work practices.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Construction; Construction-equipment; Construction-workers; Equipment-operators; Asphalt-industry; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Region-7; Road-construction; Safety-belts; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Traumatic-injuries; Road-construction; Road-surfacing; Equipment-operators; Equipment-design
Publication Date
19971014
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
PB2007-110253
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-97MO037; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-707084
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MO
Performing Organization
Missouri Department of Health
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