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WorkSafe Bulletin: Improperly secured vehicles put workers at risk


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October 4, 2016 by WorkSafeBC

worksafebc_logoSince 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.

To read tips on safe work practices, click here to read the full article: https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-safety/hazard-alerts/improperly-secured-vehicles?lang=en


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