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General laborer at a feed mill dies after presumed fall followed by vehicle run over.

Wisconsin Department of Health & Family Services
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 91WI013, 1992 Sep; :1-2
Twenty year old white male worker, 8 months on the job was found on the cement crushed by the wheels of a semi. The semi driver had his truck weighed then filled with corn. With the truck running, the driver got out and secured his tarp over the grain, then jumped into the cab and pulled off the scale. It is surmised that the worker had fallen while climbing on the truck to obtain a grain sample and then was run over by the semi and died immediately of injuries sustained. Other workers did not see the incident occur. The truck was wet as it was raining, the driver was not aware that any grain sample was being taken. The Wisconsin FACE investigator concluded that, in order to prevent similar occurrences, the employer should: 1. Survey the work-site to identify hazards. All employees should then be informed of possible hazards. 2. Consider and address worker safety in the planning phases of projects. 3. Implement 29 CFR 1910.272 (e)(1)(ii), training in specific procedures and safety practices especially as it relates to signaling and lockout and tag/out.
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; Agricultural-industry; Transportation-industry; Transportation-workers; Truck-drivers; Trucking; Training; Machine-guarding; Warning-devices
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Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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Cooperative Agreement
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FACE-91WI013; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-507081
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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Wisconsin Department of Health & Family Services
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