Struck-By Accidents and Prevention

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STRUCK-BY ACCIDENTS In struck-by accidents, workers are hit by vehicles, or falling/flying objects The reported accidents indicate that the main causes are:- • Accidents with site equipment or vehicles, these include excavators, dumpers and other site vehicles. • High-pressure hoses becoming detached from compressors etc. • Falling loads from cranes, truck Hiab’s etc. • Tools or materials dropped from height (Causes are often tools and equipment dropped from scaffolding or from MEWPS. Deaths in the UK from struck-by accidents accounted for around 10% of deaths; these can be prevented with…

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