|Document ID (ISN)||100087|
|Convention or series no.
||Fire fighter deaths from tanker truck rollovers
||Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998, USA, Dec. 2001. 4p. Illus. 4 ref.
||http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hid14.html [in English]
||Mobile water supply vehicles, known as tankers or tenders, are widely used to transport water to areas beyond a water supply system or where the water supply is inadequate. Tanker trucks are more difficult to control than passenger vehicles. During 1977-1999, 73 deaths of firefighters occurred in 63 crashes involving tankers. Of those deaths, 54 occurred in crashes in which tankers rolled over and 8 in crashes in which the tankers left the road. Contents of this information note on firefighter deaths from tanker truck rollovers: risk factors; description of 2 accident cases; recommendations for prevention.
||fire services; fatalities; overturning; tank trucks
||accident descriptions; data sheet; safe working methods
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces