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Independent contractor dies in boom truck roll-over - Alaska.

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
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 95AK018, 1995 Aug; :1-5
On June 28, 1995, a 50-year-old, male, independent contractor (victim) died as a result of the roll-over of a boom truck. The independent contractor was operating a truck-mounted boom to lift a fishing net from the dock to a moored commercial fishing vessel. As he swung the load toward the vessel, the boom truck became unstable. He attempted to lower the load into the water, but the truck continued to roll. The victim was found pinned between the truck cab door and the metal side railing of the dock. Because of massive head injuries, CPR was not instituted. Based on the findings of the epidemiologic investigation, to prevent similar occurrences employers and independent contractors should: 1. ensure that all crane or boom truck operators fully deploy outriggers and other stability-enhancing devices. 2. ensure that all crane or boom truck operators use equipment on environmental surfaces conducive to proper operation. 3. ensure that crane or boom truck operators receive adequate model-specific training in the type planned for operation. This training must be in addition to on-the-job training. 4. ensure that crane or boom truck operators are familiar with boom loading specifications and boom dynamics.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Region-10; Work-practices; Work-analysis; Work-environment; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-hazards; Truck-drivers; Drivers; Dockworkers; Fishing-industry; Equipment-operators; Training
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Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
FACE-95AK018; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-007089
SIC Code
NAICS-23; NAICS-1141
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Performing Organization
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services