A company had a temporary worker helping unload a truck at the loading dock of its facility. The truck driver didn’t have a clear and unobstructed view behind the truck and there was no signal person present. He reversed the truck, struck the worker and pinned the worker between the truck and the loading dock edge. The worker suffered fatal injuries as a result. The company pleaded guilty to failing to have a signaller present when the operator of a vehicle doesn’t have a clear view of the vehicle’s path when reversing. The court fined it $100,000 [Dream Party Decor, Govt. News Release, July 6, 2016].
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR OHS TIPS, COMPLIANCE NEWSLETTER AND WEBINAR INVITES