Fall Prevention Safety Story
How A Cement Truck Loading Fatality Could Have Been Prevented With Better Truck Spotting Practices
In early 2004, a truck driver was fatally injured after falling from his cement truck during a loading accident – even though he had the right safety equipment on hand.
What makes this unfortunate story even worse is that the accident was preventable. No fall prevention system functions properly without a worker safety mindset throughout the truck loading and unloading process.
Even though this incident occurred at a cement plant, the same circumstances could occur at any facility with industrial truck loading platforms.
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