Vehicle Security Barrier Accident

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Type:  Video

Publisher:  Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID

Published As:  Public


Topics:  Safeguards and Security, Occupational Safety and Health

This video summarizes an accident that occurred when a delivery truck driver was struck in the back of the leg by a descending active vehicle barrier which caused significant injury to the drivers lower leg. The Security Police Officer, who was processing the driver through the Vehicle Monitoring Facility, lowered the barrier without first verifying the area around the barrier was clear of equipment and personnel. The design of a metal shield over the cypher lock caused the Officers attention to be taken away from the safe operation of the active vehicle barrier. See lessons learned, Revisit Hazards, Controls Associated with Active Vehicle Barriers, for more information about the event.

Note: This video was updated with the long version on 03/22/2018. The longer version includes another personal story about the event and adds approximately 3 minutes to the video.

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