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MSHA - Final report issued for fatality on 8/11/2021

"On August 11, 2021, a 53-year-old contract truck driver with ten years' experience was fatally injured while conducting a pre-operational examination of a truck. The rear wheels of the vehicle struck the truck driver when the truck rolled forward.

Best Practices:

  • Block mobile equipment against motion. Adequately chock wheels or turn wheels into a bank.

  • Use specially designed truck-wheel chocks of the appropriate size and material to hold the vehicle securely. Do not use lumber, cinder blocks, rocks, or other makeshift items to chock.

  • Never position yourself in hazardous areas around equipment parked on a grade that is not blocked or secured from movement.

  • Maintain the equipment's braking systems. Perform repairs and adjustments when necessary and follow the manufacturer's recommendations. Do not exceed the manufacturer's load limits."

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