Employee Crushed (KV65)


What Happened?

An employee was unloading portable metal house from a flatbed trailer. The employee did not have access to a forklift for the task. Instead, he used two metal frames to attempt to slide the metal building off the trailer. As the metal house was coming off the back of the trailer it fell on the employee, crushing him.

Contributing Factors

The proper equipment was not available to safety perform the task.

What Can We Learn?


Self Check could have helped him identify the hazards that were being created throughout this process.

The employee could have used a Questioning Attitude to evaluate the potential consequences of his actions. 


The employee was Overconfident that he could perform the task without the proper equipment.

Time Pressure was a trap present. The employee attempted to rush the process and resulted in not using the correct tool for the job.

Ask the Right Questions

How does this relate to our work?

Where do we have similar traps?

        What Tools can we use avoid a similar incident?

        Was a stop work point missed?