Even older, wiser, more experienced family members and solid waste company owners are vulnerable.

Another unnecessary tragedy as a front loader backs over a pedestrian at a transfer station.   Although we teach GOAL: Get Out And Look, we realize that is not an option when running yellow iron.  This is a good example of an opportunity to use engineering controls, but not just a backing alarm.  Over time, the constant beeping becomes ubiquitous with the environment and no longer serves its purpose.  In this situation, multiple back up cameras and good training will prevent a re-occurrence.  Please be sure your heavy equipment is outfitted with full-range backing cameras.  They are inexpensive.  Then provide your operators with continuous training.

Dorsey, Jake (2018, March 16). Tri-City Herald. Basin Disposal relative killed in Pasco transfer station accident