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Worker dies as a result of being struck and pinned between two vehicles while repairing potholes.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 2007 Sep; :1-10
NIOSHTIC No.
20034395
Abstract
On Monday, January 13, 2003, at approximately 11:40 a.m., a 40-year old male worker repairing a road with cold patch was momentarily pinned between the cold patch truck he was shoveling cold patch from and the backup vehicle pulling the flasher board warning arrow signaling drivers to stay back from the work crew. He collapsed and died on January 15, 2003, at the hospital where he had been taken after his injury as he was preparing to leave the hospital. Recommendations: 1. The employer should develop and provide periodic training that ensures that employees recognize the hazards associated with their work and the consequences of becoming complacent regarding those hazards. 2. The employer should install after market devices (i.e., camera, radar, and sonar) on construction vehicles and equipment to help monitor the presence of workers on foot in blind areas. 3. Employers should ensure that safe work procedures are in place for the use of mobile construction vehicles, a spotter is designated to direct movement of these vehicles, and drivers are in communication with workers on foot.
Keywords
Region-5; Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-practices; Traumatic-injuries; Work-analysis; Work-performance; Safety-monitoring; Safety-programs; Training; Work-areas; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-personnel; Construction-workers; Construction-equipment; Drivers; Work-areas; Work-operations; Work-practices; Road-construction; Road-surfacing
Publication Date
20070912
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2007
NTIS Accession No.
PB2009-100816
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
FACE-03MI005; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-521205
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MI
Performing Organization
Michigan State University
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