|Topic: Worker Dies After Being Thrown from the Basket of a Powered Boom Platform|
|Date Issued: February 9, 2011||Date Revised:|
WorkSafeNB’s investigation revealed that the causes of the accident were:
Operators must be aware of their surroundings at all times and in all three planes (front and back, left and right, up and down).
Operators must have the training required by the manufacturer, with particular emphasis on the proper procedure to take when entangled or encountering obstructions.
Operators must have specific training for the unit in use. Competency on one model doesn’t ensure competency on another.
CSA Standard B354.3-M82, paragraph 126.96.36.199(f), requires occupants to wear a fall-arresting system. The fall-arresting system used must follow the manufacturer’s recommendation.