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Document ID (ISN)112122
CIS number 11-0866
Year 2008
Convention or series no. RR 681
Author(s) Corbett E., Rice S., Wilde W., Young C., Jackson K.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Accidents in the transport industry
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2008. x, 65p. Illus. 13 ref.
Internet access RR_681.pdf [in English]
Abstract One of the key hazards within the transport sector is posed by loads shifting in transit and then falling from vehicles, causing injuries and/or fatalities. Between 2006 and 2007 HSE identified five deaths and over 216 major injuries resulting from objects falling onto people in the freight by road sector. A further 946 persons received injuries severe enough to require more than three days absence from work. The aim of this research was to explore load security issues, identifying causal and contributory factors to loads shifting.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; transport of materials; securing of loads; road transport; causes of accidents
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; research; falling objects; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Road transportation