A crane operator is knocked off a truck bed and crushed by an unsecured 40-foot tower crane jib.
NIOSH 2002 Feb; :1-3
A 45-year-old crane operator died when knocked off a truck bed by a tower crane jib that rolled off a truck bed and struck him. The victim was assisting another employee rig the loads for unloading as they were being delivered. The victim was going to be the tower crane operator once it was erected. A meeting was held right after lunch on the day of the incident instructing all truck drivers not to untie their loads before the rigging was complete. The driver of the truck involved in the incident was not at the meeting and wasn't aware of the change in procedure The CA/FACE investigator determined that, in order to prevent future occurrences, employers, as part of their Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) should: 1. Ensure that all affected employees and sub-contractors are aware of changes in procedures. 2. Continuously evaluate safe work practices for effectiveness.
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Truck-drivers
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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