OSHA Seeks Input on Backover Fatalities

WASHINGTON (CN) – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration seeks input on preventing fatal backovers and injuries and deaths in concrete reinforcing work.
OSHA requests information that will assist it in determining what steps, if any, it can take to prevent injuries and deaths in these two areas.
Backovers caused 358 deaths from 2005 through 2010, according to OSHA’s request for information. Of these deaths, 142 were in the construction industry, and 216 were in general industry, shipyard employment, maritime, and agriculture industries, said OSHA’s request.

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