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A day laborer dies when he is pinned between a loading dock and a backing truck.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 12CA009, 2013 Oct; :1-6
NIOSHTIC No.
20044097
Abstract
A day laborer died when he was pinned between a loading dock and a backing truck. The victim was hired while standing in front of a home and garden store. His job was to load and unload trucks at a warehouse. He was attempting to climb up on a loading dock as a truck was backing up and was pinned between the two. The truck had rear-view mirrors on both sides of the truck as well as a working audible back-up alarm. The driver did not see the victim because he was in the truck's blind spot. The contributing factor identified in this investigation was a worker in the backing zone of a truck with a blind spot. The CA/FACE investigator determined that in order to prevent future incidents, employers with loading docks should: 1. Ensure that administrative procedures or engineering devices are in place to assist drivers of backing trucks. In addition, employers who hire day laborers should: 1. Ensure they receive safety training and are competent in the work they are hired to perform.
Keywords
Region-9; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Employee-exposure; Accident-prevention; Accident-analysis; Accidents; Motor-vehicles; Warehousing; Training; Engineering-controls; Safety-engineering; Safety-education; Safety-practices
Publication Date
20131015
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2014
NTIS Accession No.
PB2014-105927
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-12CA009; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-42
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA; WV
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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