Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Another over the road crucible accident….

On this blog we post incidents involving hazards. In most cases the hazards are stationary (except moveable equipment). There are the occasions where some incidents involve multiple hazards. For instance the transportation of crucibles from one point to another involves molten metal and moveable equipment. This operation occurs numerous times inside our plants without incident. When this operation is conducted outside our plants other variables come into play. Such as road conditions, driver fatigue, weather, other vehicles, etc. Possibly because of the sheer number of variables that we have posted more over the road crucible transport incidents that in house transport. Here is a recent incident emphasizing the hazard of transporting crucibles.

A single-vehicle crash one night during the week of July 3rd, 2016 claimed the life of a man. According to the state police,the driver was killed when the tractor trailer he was driving left the roadway and overturned.

The driver was not using a seat belt.  He was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred at 10:15 p.m. in the Southeast United States. Nothing further is available as the state police continue to investigate.

We pray for the deceased worker’s family, friends, and coworkers. We pray that overtime that they remember their loved one not how he passed away but how he lived.

This tractor trailer was hauling a crucible. From all indications the crucible was empty at the time of the accident. Sadly the driver was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown outside of the vehicle. The Aluminium Plant Safety Blog recommends strongly that all occupants of a vehicle where a safety belt.

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