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Drywall Cart went into a Divot in Concrete floor Results in Near Miss

Workers had a task of unloading and staging drywall in the second floor shell space.  A Lull was used to raise the drywall up to the second floor overhead door on the Westside of the building.  Once the drywall was loaded to the second floor, drywall carts were used to move drywall to the area where they were being staged until was to be used.  As the two workers were moving the loaded cart into position to be unloaded, one of the wheels went into a divot in the concrete floor.  This caused the cart to stop abruptly, but the momentum along with the weight of the drywall caused the cart to tip over.  Both workers felt the cart starting to tip over so they stepped back out of the way and let the cart fall to the floor.  No one was injured and there was no property damage.

Factors to consider at your site and/or project include, but not limited to the following:

1.    Walk down the project area and make sure that all divots in the concrete floors are filled in.

Consider this example as you complete today’s work activities.

Safety Flash Action Items:
  • Date Contractor Safety Flash posted for all employees to review: _______________
  • Safety Talk meeting date: _______________
  • Full employee attendance and participation at safety meeting to review this incident (documentation required).
  • Employees understand urgency in protecting themselves and others.
  • Supervisors and Employees are clear which items shared in this Safety Flash are mandatory.
  • Employees/Supervisors will focus on recommended actions during future work activities of a similar nature.
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THINK about the hazards associated with your particular work, and the steps that can be taken to increase safety on your job.
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