An equipment operator died after being run over by a double trailer truck.
NIOSH 2004 Sep; :1-5
A 32-year-old Hispanic male equipment operator died when he was run over by the rear tires of a bottom-dump, double trailer truck. The truck was completing a U-turn when the incident occurred. The victim got off of his equipment and walked over to the truck in order to give the driver instructions as to where to dump his load. The driver of the truck thought the victim was at a safe distance from the truck, so he never looked back as he completed his U-turn. 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 truck drivers only make turns when they are sure pedestrians will not be within the turning radius of any part of their truck. 2. Ensure that standard operating procedures are developed, implemented, and enforced for worksites where there may be workers on foot in the vicinity of moving vehicles.
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; Drivers; Truck-drivers; Equipment-operators
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Public Health Institute