Case Studyread case study
Global's product reduces backing accidents by 80%
Please note, the name of the company in this case study has been redacted due to change in ownership.
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Waste Advantage Magazineread article
In March 2016, 20 auto manufacturers agreed to make automatic braking technology standard on all vehicles by 2022.
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Woman dies after being backedover by garbage truckread report
Police say the truck was backing up when it hit the woman, and investigators are looking into the possibility that the woman fell prior to the accident, making it virtually impossible for the driver to see her.
Garbage Truck Backs Over, Kills Woman Crossing Streetread story
A female pedestrian died after being run over by a trash truck as it was backing up on a street in Beverly Grove Thursday, authorities said. Paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department arrived at the scene a short time later and pronounced her dead.
Settlement of $185,000.00read story
In the early morning of April 21, Harry Charles Scott was driving on Crawfordville Highway when he collided with the garbage truck, which backed into his lane after pulling out of a driveway.
The impact smashed the front of Scott's vehicle and caused it to catch fire.
Backover in Hawaiiread report
5-year-old girl fatally struck by garbage truck...As the truck was reversing out, a witness says the girl rode her bicycle out of a driveway and toward the truck. The truck was equiped with a camera and was using a spotter.
Tack Truck Backoverread case study
In October 2006, a 28-year-old labourer was backed over by a tack truck while working as a flagger
on an asphalt resurfacing job in a residential roadway work zone.
Truck Driver Run Over by Trash Compactor at Municipal Landfillread case report
"The back up alarm on the compactor was working
properly and the operator stated that he looked through both the rear and side mirrors before he
began backing up but did not see the victim in his path."
Roadway Construction Worker Dies From Crushing Injuries When Backed Over by a Dump Truck - Virginiaread report
On January 29, 2002, a 34-year-old roadway construction worker (the victim) was killed when he was backed over by a dump truck.
Pedestrian Backed Over by Reversing Garbage Truckread story
A retired Tampa school teacher was walking in the area of Aegean Drive and Davis Boulevard when she was hit by the truck, which was backing up at the time.
NIOSH Reportread story
The refuse truck operator applied the brakes but was not able to stop the truck before
it ran over the victim.
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5 Cameras and Still Killed Someone While Reversingread story
LA Sanitation truck backing into the alley to empty trash ... didn't see David sitting on the ground and ran over him, even though the truck had five cameras on it -- including one in the front and one in the back, according to the Sanitation Department.
Nark Camsread article
Amazon’s AI Cameras Are Punishing Drivers for Mistakes They Didn’t Make
“It’s consistently beeping at drivers all day long. This creates a massive distraction to drivers on the road, and it creates a massive workload for delivery companies to review video.”
Surge in industry-related fatalities in 2019read report
To date, at least 17 fatal incidents have occurred relating to the solid waste industry in the U.S. and Canada in 2019
Waste removal is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. On the darkened streets of New York City, it’s a race for survival.read report
"Working 10- to 14-hour days, six days per week, means that no one is ever anything close to rested."
Father Killed by Reversing Garbage Truckread story
$10 million settlement
65-year-old man was run over and killed by a garbage truck in 2020
The truck had a backup camera.
“My understanding is the backup cameras don’t show everything. They don’t show it all...”
Backed Over By Tankerread story
On July 23, 2016, a 60-year-old male volunteer fire fighter died when he was struck by a tanker
backing into the bay at the fire station.
Death in the Line of Dutyread story
On December 2, 2012, a 45-year-old male volunteer fire fighter died when he was struck by a backing fire apparatus at the scene of a rural brush fire
Backed Over While Spottingread story
A summary of a NIOSH fire fighter fatality investigation
Volunteer Backed Over While Guiding Fire Engineread story
Judy D. Spencer, a volunteer with more than 20 years of experience, was directing a Barker Fire Department rescue vehicle when it backed over her.
Why Backing Cameras Haven't Stopped Drivers from Hitting Stuffread article
As car companies and even regulators increasingly lean on technology to make roads safer, the tepid success of the back-up camera is a red flag.
What Causes So Many Truck Crashes?read report
New tour routes, and fatigue are the most common causes of truck crashes. Speed and mechanical readiness also contribute to stopping time, which are the common causes of these accidents.
Educational Toolsview links
Each month, about five workers are killed and many more injured as a result of being hit or backed over by a construction vehicle.
Animated Videosview videos
Actual incidents of backovers are demonstrated through animation. This series was created by NIOSH’s Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program is a research program designed to identify and study fatal occupational injuries.
Backover Fact Sheetread report
2015, NHTSA report
50 children are backed over in the U.S. every week – 48 are treated in hospital
emergency rooms and 2 die.
Preventing Accidentsread article
One out of four vehicle accidents can be attributed to poor backing techniques, according to the National Safety Council. The Council also found that backing accidents cause 15,000 injuries and 500 deaths per year.
Vehicle Backing Safety Fact Sheetread report
National Safety Council report
Legislative Response Summaryread report
Backovers and Backing Accidents
This report was presented to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.
Are Backing Cameras Effective?read article
Backing collisions: a study of drivers’ eye and backing behaviour using combined rear-view camera and sensor systems
Commercial Vehicle Accident Statisticsread report
538,000 large trucks were involved in police-reported traffic
crashes nationwide during 2019.
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