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A truck driver dies when he falls off the top of a tank trailer.

Authors
Public Health Institute
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 08CA002, 2009 Jan; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
20034909
Abstract
A truck driver died after he fell off the top of a tank trailer while attempting to close the tank lid. The victim had gained access to the top of the tank trailer by a catwalk and weighted gangway with a fixed guardrail that extended over the top of the trailer. The victim fell through a gap between the guardrail and the top of the tank trailer. The victim was not wearing any fall protection. 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 fall protection is used by drivers and other employees who use the catwalk and gangway to gain access to the top of tankers. 2. Use a catwalk, gangway, and guardrail system that eliminates the gap between the tankers and the guardrail of the gangway.
Keywords
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; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Truck-drivers
Publication Date
20090113
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
PB2010-110535
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-08CA002; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008468
SIC Code
NAICS-48
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA; WV
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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