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Michigan Fatality Assessment & Control Evaluation
East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Department of Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, HA#11, 2011 May; :1
Fifteen (15) work-related fatalities have occurred since 2001 while a vehicle was backing up. Construction activities accounted for 9 of these fatalities; dump trucks were involved in 5 fatalities. Other vehicle types include an airport tug, a farm tractor, a cement mixer, a forklift, a fuel truck, a utility bucket truck, a road grader, a window delivery truck, and a semi-truck. A blind spot is the area around a vehicle or piece of construction equipment that is not visible to operators, either by direct line-of sight or indirectly by use of internal and external mirrors. Use Spotters wearing reflective vests when the driver has an obstructed view; the truck contains extended components (such as a crane); or when someone or something could enter the driver's backing path.
Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Workers; Humans; Accidents; Hazards; Construction; Construction-equipment; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Training; Workers; Work-environment; Work-areas; Safety-measures; Safety-education
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Michigan State Department of Labor and Economic Growth
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division