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Road paving crew member dies after being run over by a dump truck.

Authors
Minnesota Department of Health
Source
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 92MN019, 1993 Jan; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20027369
Abstract
A 27-year-old male member of a road paving crew (victim) died of injuries he received as a result of being run over by a dump truck. The victim, a truck driver, was positioned on the outside of his dump truck on the passenger side between the cab and the rear tandem wheels; it is unknown whether he was lying under the truck or whether he was squatting next to the truck. Some tools found next to him after the incident indicate that he may have been attempting to adjust the truck brakes. A roller operator who needed the truck moved in order to continue his tasks entered the truck on the driver's side. He moved the truck forward approximately 15 feet and, in the process, ran over the victim. MN FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar occurrences, the following guidelines should be followed: 1. use of a lockout-tagout system should be required when vehicles are left unattended or undergoing repair/adjustment; and 2. wheels of vehicles undergoing repair or adjustment should be chocked to help prevent unintentional movement of the vehicle.
Keywords
Region-5; 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; Equipment-operators; Warning-signals; Road-construction; Road-surfacing; Truck-drivers
Publication Date
19930105
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
PB2012-112913
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-92MN019; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-507283
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MN; WV
Performing Organization
Minnesota Department of Health
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division