Prevent Backover Accidents in Construction


A recent review of fatalities at road construction sites by the Bureau of Labor StatisticsĀ revealed that 143 deaths between 2003 to 2010 were the result of being struck by a vehicle or mobile equipment that was backing up. Dump trucks were responsible for the greatest number of backover fatalities (84), but other vehicles like semis, forklifts and garbage trucks are frequently involved in these accidents, too. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) …

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