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Parked vehicles kill.
Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Portland, OR: Oregon Health and Science University, Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation, 2005 Jun; :1
Parked vehicles killed seven workers in Oregon in less than 1 year, through 2004. REMEMBER, your vehicle could unexpectedly move, even if you are not in it. Please observe the following safety tips. Recommendations: Shut down engine before exiting vehicle, and engage parking brake. Lower blade or forks to the ground on mobile machinery to promote stability before exiting. Fix a faulty parking brake right away. Do not trust the stability of heavy mobile machinery on an incline. Block tires before working beneath a vehicle. You are not a superhero. Do not try to stop a rolling vehicle with your body.
Accident-prevention; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Traumatic-injuries; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Motor-vehicles; Transportation-industry; Transportation-workers
Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OR-FACE) Program, Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park, L606, Portland, OR 97239-3098
Parked Vehicles Kill
Oregon Health and Science University
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division