Driving an Off-road Shortcut Leads to Personnel Injuries
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  CH2MHill Plateau Remediation Company, Hanford Site

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Topics:  Vehicle Safety, Occupational Safety and Health, Wellness

While traversing down the slope of an unmaintained off-road short cut in a government vehicle, three Mission Support Alliance (MSA) employees matrixed to CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company were injured when the snow plow attachment of the vehicle contacted the asphalt edge of a parking lot and the vehicle suddenly stopped. All three employees sustained injuries requiring days away from work; the driver of the vehicle, whose injuries were more significant due to not wearing a seatbelt, required surgery.

Lesson Learned: Short cuts and other off-road areas may contain unrecognized hazards, particularly for vehicles with attachments or other modifications. Clearly define expectations for driving off-road, and establish responsibilities to periodically inspect roads for short cuts or other at-risk conditions.

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