Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Report for Wyoming: Truck Driver Killed in Vehicle Overturn in Wyoming

A 51 year old female truck driver died from injuries received when the truck she was driving overturned while negotiating a curve on an Interstate highway near an old Overland Trail crossing. The victim was driving a semi-tractor with a single truck trailer loaded with refrigerated goods, on icy blacktop highway under dark and windy conditions. Her speed was estimated at approximately ten miles per hour over the posted limit, traveling downhill into a right hand turn. The driver lost control of the truck which left the roadway and jackknifed to the right, then tipped onto its left side, lifting the trailer and fifth wheel off the ground. The tractor then rotated clockwise ½ turn, landed on its cab and slid 55 ft, coming to rest on the roof, pinning the victim, who was unbelted, inside near the driving area. Employers may be able to minimize the potential for occurrence of this type of incident through the following precautions: (1) Policy should be developed, posted, utilized, and enforced in regard to compliance with speed limits. (2) Safety literature regarding weather and other driving hazards should be made available to drivers traveling in unfamiliar geographical areas. (3) Seat-belt usage should be strictly enforced for all commercial truck drivers.

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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
    1095 Willowdale Road, Mail Stop 1808
    Morgantown, WV  United States  26505
  • Publication Date: 1993-2


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: 3p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01518794
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FACE-93-WY-003
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 21 2014 11:27AM