Brief note detailing the facts surrounding a fatal accident where a LV was run over by a Dozer.

Initial causal factors appear to be:

  • LV approach was not known by dozer operator
  • Unclear rules and requirements for approaching working dozers
  • Lack of proximity alarm/protection on the Dozer

The incident occurred on the 12th of August, 2019


Early recommendations to prevent recurrence include:

  • Maintain appropriate no-go zones and separation distances between light and heavy vehicles;
  • Design, construct and maintain designated parking bays for LV’s near work areas;
  • Include equipment specifications that include reversing cameras, rear and side mirrors and other visual aids.


Last Updated: 12/03/2020 03:28:51pm