Real Life Lessons

from truck drivers injured at work

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Slips, Trips and Falls

Ice – The Enemy of the Truck Driver
Mary Ann shatters her elbow when she slips on ice. This video discusses how accidents like this can be avoided.
Good Job – Almost
Tad fractures his arm when he trips in a rainstorm.
Man’s Best Friend
Tommy breaks his wrist when his dog, Blue, trips him.
Driver has a Clean Truck and Can’t Drive it
Lester tears his rotator cuff while slipping from his truck.
Driver Sprains Ankle Exiting Truck
Jim sprains his ankle stepping on a rock exiting his cab.
Driver Injured “Bungee Jumping” Out of Truck
Archie falls from his truck. Wear appropriate footwear and be careful of creating trip hazards with straps or bungees.
Driver Slipped getting into the Truck
An experienced driver, Sam is injured when entering his cab. Always expect your shoes to be slick, step flat onto the step tread, and be sure to grip grab rails tightly.
Driver Slips on Ice Stepping out of Truck
Sam slips on ice attempting to climb into his truck. Remember to come to a complete stop before stepping up while on ice.
Hurry Now – Wait Later
Trevor gets a mild concussion when his haste causes him to fall from his truck. Always take on a task with the appropriate caution, speed, and awareness.
Icy Cab Step Leads to a Broken Arm
Barry slips from his truck and breaks his arm. Remember, during cold weather when ice could form, run your foot across the top running board before stepping onto it to see if it has iced up. Always use three points of contact.
Mamma Always Said
Wayne breaks his arm when dirty boots cause him to slip.
Muck Boots
Sam loses his footing and injures himself when his cowboy boots work against him.
New to You
Paul fractures his wrist falling from a new truck. Always be cautious when dealing with new equipment.
Not a Good Way to Start off a New Year
Bill slips on a thin sheet of ice entering his truck. If the temperature is near freezing, always check for ice.
Not Built to Climb
Jim falls from his trailer while trying to get down after placing load locks.
Very Expensive Coffee
Caleb burns himself and fractures his left arm when not using three points of contact.
Wait a Minute Vines
Todd hits his head in a fall after he loses his balance. Always focus on the task at hand. Continuously anticipate what could happen and constantly remain alert.
Almost Made It
Brandon makes it safely back to the company drop lot, only to trip and sprain his wrist. Always remain aware of your surroundings, even when the coast seems clear.
Flats Equal Falls
Abe Juan shares his experience in controlling the risk of falls while securing and tarping freight.
Hot to the Touch
Eddie slips off his bumper, breaks his wrist, and dislocates his shoulder after attempting to remove his radiator cap while his engine was hot.
It Looked Like a Good Idea
Abe injures his leg using a guardrail as a stepladder.
Mr. Wizard
Jared falls from his truck while uninstalling electronics.
Out you Go
George is injured getting out of his trailer. When possible exit and enter the trailer at a docking station and always remember to wear correct footwear.
That Just Stinks
Dan trips and falls after being surprised on the side of the road by a skunk. Always keep natural hazards in mind.
Watch Where You are Walking
Mark trips walking and receives serious injuries. Always focus on the task at hand and watch where you’re going.
Winter Weather and a Bad Case of Ice
Jordan and Raymond both receive serious injuries after slipping in cold weather. Remain alert if there is the possibility of ice. Approach as if there definitely is ice.