|Document ID (ISN)||107700|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0022-4375 - Journal of Safety Research
|Convention or series no.
||Heavy equipment and truck-related deaths on excavation work sites
||2006, Vol.37, No.5, p.511-517. 16 ref.
||This study analyses the causes of heavy equipment and truck-related deaths during excavation work, based on data from the 253 deaths having occurred in the United States between 1992 and 2002. Heavy equipment operators and construction labourers made up 63% of the deaths. Backhoes and trucks were involved in half the deaths. Rollovers were the main cause of death among heavy equipment operators. For workers on foot and maintenance workers, being struck by heavy equipment or trucks and being struck by equipment loads or parts were the major causes of death. Various preventive measures are proposed.
||occupational accidents; trenching and excavating; construction sites; earthmoving equipment; fatalities; causes of accidents; trucks
||analysis of accident causes; USA; maintenance; striking against objects; loaders; overturning; falling objects; drivers
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
Trenching and excavating