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Small details can save your life.

Authors
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Source
Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, 90-30-2009, 2009 Mar; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20044441
Abstract
Department store truck driver backing up to dock: A 48-year-old truck driver was backing a delivery box van truck up to a loading dock. He stopped the truck with the engine running and got out to remove a shopping cart from between the loading dock and the rear of the truck. He did not set the parking brake or use chocks. The truck rolled and he was killed by being pinned between the rear of the truck and the loading dock. Some people will not be forgotten This man will not be forgott en by family, friends, co-workers, employer or the people who found him. Some things cannot be forgotten When you feel rushed, remember: Being safe might cost you time, but it could save your life. 1. Shut off the engine and set the parking brake. 2. Use wheel chocks, especially on inclines.
Keywords
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Workers; Work-environment; Humans; Men; Risk-factors; Training; Education; Trucking; Drivers; Traumatic-injuries; Safety-measures; Safety-education; Safety-practices
Contact
SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504-4330
Publication Date
20090301
Document Type
Other
Email Address
TruckingNews@KeepTruckingSafe.org
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008487
Source Name
Small details can save your life.
State
WA
Performing Organization
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
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