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Marine terminal laborer run over by a trailer being loaded onto a barge.

New Jersey Department of Health
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 98NJ071, 1999 Apr; :1-8
In August 7, 1998, a 34-year-old laborer at a marine shipping terminal was critically injured after he was run over by a trailer being backed into a barge. The incident occurred as a massive seagoing barge was being loaded with cars and trailers for transport to the Caribbean. The victim was apparently standing in a loading lane to strap down a pickup truck. A tractor was being backed down the lane and struck the victim, running over his legs and severely injuring his pelvis. He died seven days later of complications related to his injuries. To prevent similar incidents in the future, NJ FACE recommends the following safety guidelines: 1. Employers should develop written procedures for ensuring safe working clearances for loading and unloading barges. 2. Employers should instruct the truck drivers to connect the electrical lines between the hustler trucks and trailers. 3. Employers should ensure that all hustler trucks are periodically inspected to ensure that safety devices are working properly. 4. Employers should become familiar with available resources on safety standards and safe work practices.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Region-2; Work-practices; Work-analysis; Work-environment; Work-operations; Work-performance; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-safety-programs; Safety-programs; Marine-workers; Transportation-industry; Transportation-workers
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Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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Cooperative Agreement
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FACE-98NJ071; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-207088
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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New Jersey Department of Health
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