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Truck driver run over by tractor-trailer at trash transfer station and dies in California.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1999 Sep; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20027218
Abstract
A 43-year old truck driver (decedent) died when he was run over by the rear wheels of the trailer of a tractor-trailer rig. The decedent's tractor-trailer rig had been loaded with trash to be transferred to a landfill. He had moved his rig to the scales to ensure the weight of the rig was appropriate. He moved his rig forward after weighing and got out of the cab. He had waved to a second tractor-trailer rig to indicate that it was okay to back into the trash pit. As he was walking near his rig the second tractor-trailer rig was backing up along side. The decedent stepped too far away from his rig and was run over by the trailer of the backing rig. The backing rig's backup alarm, located on the tractor, was not functional. The trailer did not have a backup alarm. None of the three spotters on site were able to react in time to prevent the incident. The CA/FACE investigator determined that, in order to prevent future occurrences, employers should as part of their Illness and Injury Prevention Program (IIPP): 1. ensure no one walks near tractor-trailer rigs when they are moving in close quarters. 2. install backup alarms on the trailers of tractor-trailer rigs. 3. ensure pre-trip inspections include checking whether or not backup alarms are functional. 4. stop moving traffic when pedestrians enter an area of danger.
Keywords
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Truck-drivers; Equipment-design; Equipment-operators; Warning-signals; Warning-systems
Publication Date
19990926
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
PB2007-111626
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-99CA001; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-48
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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