Private fleet preventing workplace falls with in-house invention

April 3, 2021

Slips, trips and falls make up the majority of general industry accidents, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, and more than a quarter of all truck and transportation workplace injuries, and are the leading cause for worker compensation claims.

Nearly a decade ago, a driver for a contracted carrier fell off a flatbed trailer at one of Eaton Steel Corp.’s, plants. This event cost the parent company of Adica Trucking Company a $1.4 million settlement.