• Published: 13 Apr 2012
  • Incident ID: 3422

Struck by Incident Results in Sprained Ankle

Cause & Consequence

  • Moving, flying or falling object
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Onshore construction/rig repair yard

Incident Activity

Lifting, crane, rigging, deck operations

Lessons Identified


The swamper entered the work zone before the truck had completed its maneuver.

Incident Recommendations

CORRECTIVE ACTIONS: To address this incident, this company did the following:

 Reminded employees to never enter into a pinch point until all equipment has been immobilized and all employees involved are aware of their employee’s location.

 Instructed all personnel removing load lines that they MUST be certain that the attached truck is not in motion and that the truck’s airbrakes are set BEFORE entering that critical pinch point work zone.

 Reminded truck drivers to stop immediately when they see someone enter a pinch point zone.

 Instructed employees to review best industry practices and company policy to ensure that this is to be utilized not only for haul trucks but for tandems as well

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