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A construction surveyor is run over by a motor grader that was backing up.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 2002 Apr; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20027287
Abstract
A 32-year-old construction surveyor died when backed over by a motor grader. The victim was doing a grade check at the time of the incident. The grader operator was looking at the grade as he was backing. The back up warning device was working properly. The CA/FACE investigator determined that, in order to prevent future occurrences, employers, as part of their Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) should: 1. Ensure the present language in the company policy on working in close proximity to moving heavy equipment is adequate and applicable to all known situations and hazards. 2. Ensure employees are adequately trained and that workers' achievement of skills is verified through a testing program. 3. Consider using additional safety devices for heavy equipment to warn workers of a backing vehicle and to warn drivers when someone is in their blind spot. 4. Consider installing equipment on graders that would incorporate the use of a laser, GPS, or sonic guided grading system.
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; Equipment-operators; Training; Warning-devices; Warning-signs; Warning-systems; Construction-equipment; Construction-industry; Construction-workers
Publication Date
20020429
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
PB2007-111173
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-01CA008; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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