Truck driver died when concrete mixer truck overturned.
NIOSH 2001 Apr; :1-6
A 43-year old truck driver died on October 5, 2000 from injuries received when the concrete mixer truck he was driving overturned into a creek bed. OKFACE investigators concluded that to prevent similar occurrences, employers should: 1. Conduct a thorough hazard review in preparation for road construction activities to identify hazards and risks that need to be eliminated and/or controlled. 2. Utilize a competent engineer and apply proper engineering principles to the design and construction of any temporary haul road where critical hazards and risks have been identified. 3. Ensure that engineering specifications for any temporary haul road include inspection and maintenance requirements appropriate for the environmental conditions and intended use of the road. 4. Establish written policies that require vehicle operators to inspect any temporary road or other off-road terrain before attempting to drive a vehicle in such locations. 5. Establish written policies that require vehicle operators to obtain the assistance of a guide when backing vehicles into or through hazardous areas. 6. OKFACE investigators also suggest development of a health and safety management system for multiple employer work sites that enables adequate planning, implementation, monitoring, correction, and continual improvement of work site health and safety with universal participation by all subcontractors and employees operating at the site.
Region-6; 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; Equipment-reliability; Construction-equipment; Construction-workers; Truck-drivers; Trucking; Cement-industry
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Oklahoma State Department of Health