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Document ID (ISN)100087
CIS number 02-1448
Year 2001
Convention or series no. HID 14
Title Fire fighter deaths from tanker truck rollovers
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998, USA, Dec. 2001. 4p. Illus. 4 ref.
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Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) fire services; fatalities; overturning; tank trucks
Descriptors (secondary) accident descriptions; data sheet; safe working methods
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Road transportation
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces