View Full Version : Safety rules not followed in Hickam worker death

Measure Man
06-07-2013, 11:46 PM
HONOLULU — An Air Force accident report concludes inadequate safety measures played a part in the death of an airman at Hickam Air Force Base.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports 20-year-old Airman 1st Class Rickey Wagoner of Linden, Texas, died Jan. 8 from injuries suffered in a fall.

Wagoner and another airman were fixing a fiberglass skylight panel and covering it with plastic sheeting.

Wagoner fell 18 feet and his head hit a concrete floor. He suffered traumatic brain damage.

The report says the Air Force maintenance shop did not understand fall protection requirements.

Neither airman wore protection devices required for working more than six feet off the ground.

Read more: http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20130607/NEWS/306070016/Safety-rules-not-followed-Hickam-worker-death

The whole shop didn't understand fall protection?

Not acceptable.

RIP Amn Wagoner, thank you for your service.

06-08-2013, 12:04 AM
God be with his family and friends.

06-08-2013, 12:06 AM
RIP Amn Wagoner

06-08-2013, 12:08 AM
Unfortunately, safety rules are written in others' blood.

06-08-2013, 12:57 AM
The whole shop didn't understand fall protection?

Not acceptable.

RIP Amn Wagoner, thank you for your service.

This is another example of a Joint Basing failure. Lots of finger-pointing between the AF and Navy.

imported_Sgt HULK
06-08-2013, 05:08 AM
whats there to underfucking stand? common sense has to play a goddamn role in this

06-08-2013, 08:19 AM
Systematic failure here. Wonder how many people were deployed, arranging bake sales, or at PT. This is what happens when you concentrate more on style than substance, you lose focus on the basics, especially in the era of cuts.

06-08-2013, 01:58 PM
How can anyone understand that new 1,000 page consolidated AFOSHSTD or AFI? H#ll, my updated Air Force computer on its superior network cannot even download it half the time. And then it repeatedly locks up...

But, technomage1 is right...this is a systematic failure and a result from poor training, that could have started with someone several tours ago at that base and I bet it can be traced back to people busy with extracurricular activities and limited time to get jobs done due to cuts and more cuts.

Short cuts are taken everyday and everywhere. The AF does not have the ability to perform all the requirements mandated by all the AFI's with the people left and they are cutting even more.

06-08-2013, 03:05 PM
More with less and PT is the end all be all.........