An equipment operator with over 40 years experience was loading a bulldozer onto a tilt-up float. When the dozer reached the top of the ramps, its tracks started to spin on the float platform, causing the dozer to shift. The right track slipped off the side of the ramp and the dozer flipped over. The dozer was equipped with a rollover protective structure (ROPS) but the operator was not wearing his seatbelt. He fell out of the cab and was killed by the dozer as it rolled onto its side.
After finishing a job on a worksite, an equipment operator was returning an industrial lift truck (forklift) to its base approximately 18 km away. The forklift was licensed for use on the road. The driver lost control of the forklift which then went off the road and toppled down a steep bank. The driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the forklift and killed when it rolled on top of him.
A heavy equipment operator and co-worker were backfilling a site after fixing a water main. The operator climbed onto a vibrator compactor and began to move forward on uneven ground. The operator was thrown from the unit when it flipped over on a slope. He suffered fatal chest injuries when he was pinned beneath the compactor’s ROPS. He was not wearing a seatbelt.