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Document ID (ISN)34100
CIS number 80-1208
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Executive.
Title A hell of a way to die.
Bibliographic information 16mm colour film with optical sound track, 22 min, and slide training package, 1979. Film: Central Film Library, Government Building, Bromyard Avenue, London W3 7JB; slides: Special Projects Section, Health and Safety Executive, Baynards House, 1 Chepstow Place, London W2 4TF, United Kingdom. Price: (film) hire: £6.50 first day, £1 for each subsequent day; slides (purchase only): £30.00 plus VAT.
Abstract This film and training package (48 colour slides and printed commentary) describe a dock accident in which a worker is killed by being crushed between a load accidentally knocked off a dock vehicle and a container standing on the quay. Factors considered: confusion on quaysides when ships are being unloaded; over 100 serious transport accidents in British docks in 12 months; necessity for better traffic rules, work organisation and safety rules; hazards of fork lift trucks, straddle carriers and articulated vehicles; pedestrian traffic.
Descriptors (primary) materials handling; sea transport; dock work; safety films
Descriptors (secondary) securing of loads; accident descriptions; industrial trucks
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Water transportation
OSH training