Spotter distracted around mobile equipment, co-worker narrowly avoids getting hit by materials

Safety Alert Type: 
Workers
Location: 
Gorge Forest Service Road - Chase, BC (Shuswap region)
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2013-10-08
Company Name: 
IOTA Construction Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

An excavator was working on a bridge deck, placing materials. A spotter was designated but became distracted and was not giving proper direction. A nearby worker (who had not noticed the excavator was getting too close to continue working in the area) just missed getting hit with the materials that the excavator was placing.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

In this instance the project came to a stop, the spotter was reprimanded and an immediate safety meeting was held, reminding all of their responsibilities when working around equipment.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

For more information: Luana Matthiesen, IOTA Construction Ltd lmatthiesen@iotaconstruction.com

 

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