Portable asphalt plants are especially vulnerable to accidents involving electrical shock, falls, burns, and conflicts between the rolling stock around the plant because of the labor intensive environment and the number of people involved when they are being moved. This article reviews the case studies of three accidents that have occurred at portable asphalt plants in the past 5 years. In the final analysis, all three accidents were due, in part, to negligence on the part of the victim and to a greater degree, on the failure of their respective companies to provide clear and strict guidelines for use in the situations encountered by each of the victims. Another common thread was a disregard of safety issues in deference to production pressures. One area of safety that is routinely compromised at portable asphalt plants is the conflict between truck traffic and the needs of the loader operator to access his stockpiles.

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    Scranton Gillette Communications

    380 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200
    Des Planes, IL  United States  60016-2282
  • Authors:
    • Mansfield, C
  • Publication Date: 1999-2


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00762845
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1999 12:00AM