ACCIDENT EXPERIENCE INVOLVING SITE EQUIPMENT

Having reviewed the recent annual reports of HM Chief Inspector of Factories, the author considers the safety of site operations. The 1972 figures for transport accidents in construction are tabulated and the types of accidents which occurred described, the small dumper being found to be the vehicle most often involved. Accidents were often due to carelessness and inexperience but it is suggested that manufacturers have a duty to improve the design and construction of equipment to help minimise accidents. The particular hazards of excavation, pipelaying and working underground in an oxygen deficient atmosphere are highlighted. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    32 Southwark Bridge Road
    London SE1 9EX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Briggs, M
  • Publication Date: 1976-5-21

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  • Accession Number: 00142092
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM