Publications

Investigation report : worker fatally injured operating a skid steer

Description

Presents the findings of an investigation into a workplace fatality in the construction and construction trades sector that occurred in September 2017. A skid steer operator was spreading gravel inside the garage of a new construction home. The operator inadvertently activated the joystick causing the bucket arms to move. The left arm of the skid steer contacted the operator’s head and neck causing fatal injuries. See the usage considerations section of this record for more information about OHS work site investigations.

Updated

March 29, 2018

Tags
construction and construction trades sector occupational fatalities workplace fatalities workplace fatality investigations workplace fatality reports

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

5 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Labour

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Spatial Coverage

Stony Plain

Start Date

2017-09-25

End Date

2017-09-25

Resource Dates

Date Created

2018-03-29

Date Added

2018-09-19T21:22:43.964254

Date Modified

2018-03-29

Date Issued

2018-09-19

Audience information

Identifiers

Local Identifier

F-OHS-130323-001C4

Usage / Licence

Usage Considerations

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) investigates serious incidents, including fatalities, which occur at work sites that fall under provincial OHS legislation. After a serious incident or fatality takes place at a work site, OHS officers investigate the work site to determine the causes and circumstances of the incident or fatality. OHS prepares an investigation report summarizing the incident and then conducts an enforcement action review of the investigation, to determine if the incident file should be submitted to Alberta Justice for consideration for prosecution. OHS publishes the fatality investigation report online only after investigations and all court proceedings, if any, are completed.

Contact

Contact Name

Occupational Health and Safety. Investigation Unit

Contact Email

whs@gov.ab.ca

Contact Other

Phone 1-866-415-8690 (toll-free)