October 4, 2016 by WorkSafeBC
Since 2006, more than 220 workers have been seriously injured by improperly secured vehicles in British Columbia. Sixteen of these incidents were fatal. These incidents have occurred in a wide range of industries, including log hauling and other forestry operations, general trucking, construction, and towing.
A few examples include the following:
• A worker was adjusting a truck’s headlights when the vehicle rolled forward, crushing the worker.
• A worker parked a delivery truck on a slight slope and walked to the back of the truck. The truck rolled backward, struck the worker, and rolled on top of him, causing fatal injuries.
• A worker was adjusting the brakes on a logging truck. The truck rolled backward and struck the worker, causing fatal injuries.
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