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Document ID (ISN)107700
CIS number 08-205
ISSN - Serial title 0022-4375 - Journal of Safety Research
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) McCann M.
Title Heavy equipment and truck-related deaths on excavation work sites
Bibliographic information 2006, Vol.37, No.5, p.511-517. 16 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; trenching and excavating; construction sites; earthmoving equipment; fatalities; causes of accidents; trucks
Descriptors (secondary) analysis of accident causes; USA; maintenance; striking against objects; loaders; overturning; falling objects; drivers
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Road transportation
Trenching and excavating