Transport Operations Associated with Waste Collection
Transport operations associated with collection activities (municipal and commercial) and at a range of waste management and recycling sites represent the most significant risk of serious or fatal accidents to workers and members of the public. ‘Struck by moving vehicle’ accounts for about only 4% of all reported accidents, however, over 40% of all fatalities fall within this category.
Between 2001/02 and 2009/10 there were a total of 57 fatalities in the waste management and recycling  industry caused by being hit by a moving vehicle. This means an average of 6 people (workers and members of the public) died each of those years due to coming into contact with a moving vehicle. At least 21 of those 57 fatalities were associated with the collection of municipal or commercial refuse.

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