Fall into an opening while unloading steel
rods from the cargo bed of a truck
at a subway construction
[Circumstances of Incident]
The accident occurred while unloading
rods that had been delivered as construction
materials to a subway construction
The victim worked for a company that
engaged in delivering steel rods from
parent company's rod processing plant
the construction site. The victim had
to the parent company's rod processing
the day before the accident to load
rods onto a truck equipped with hoist,
arrived at the subway construction
the accident occurred at around 8:30
the day of the accident.
After arriving at the site, the victim
up the truck so that it came to rest
the fall-prevention guard installed
opening of the cargo off-loading site.
unloading work was to be jointly carried
out with an employee working for the
rod subcontractor. Work was started
the employee of the steel rod subcontractor
operating the bridge-crane used for
materials into and out of the site.
After working through the morning,
continued to carry out this work in
At about 14:00 when the victim put
foot on the fall-prevention guard at
opening (against which the rear end
truck had come to rest), he slipped
through the opening, falling to his
some 10 meters below.
The following can be cited as the causes
of this accident.
1 Only a small space was provided for
2 Fall prevention measures at the opening
were not sufficient.
3 The command and instruction system
the work was unclear.
4 Overall safety management was not
[Type of business] Land cargo transportation [Type of accident]Fall [Number of victims] One fatality