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Write an incident report utilizing the Guide for Identifying Causal Factors & Corrective Actions
What are your findings? What is/are your recommended corrective action(s)? Who is at fault, if anyone? Could this have been averted? How, or why?
The project is required to be a minimum of 500-600 words (or a minimum of 2 pages and a maximum of 4 pages) double-spaced.
A tool truck driver, making his routine crib stops, picked up a crib attendant. The attendant had requested a ride to another part of the facility because he knew the driver would be going in that direction.
The truck driver deviated from his aisle route and angled through a cleared but darkened area. This area was being prepared for new machinery installation and at that time of night was not fully lighted.
The attendant, who was sitting on the right side of the cab, suddenly noticed that the truck was headed for a steel building column. Before he could warn the driver, the left front corner of the truck struck and glanced off the column.
The impact threw the driver against the column and about 15ft (4.6m) away from the truck. The truck continued for approximately 50 ft (15.3m) before the rider could get behind the wheel to apply the brakes and bring the truck to a stop.
The driver suffered a skull fracture, concussion and severe injuries to the left arm and chest. He was taken immediately to the local hospital, where he died from a blood clot about three weeks later.
What could have been done to prevent this incident or similar incidents in the future?