Hugh Borbidge, BSME, Director of Engineering Animations ::::
At the request of our client, DJS Associates was asked to demonstrate the spatial relationships between a worker and a vehicle. Specifically, DJS Associates was asked to show, to-scale and in 3D, how a telehandler (vehicle) came into contact with a tagline worker who was part of a two-man crew helping to transport a 40-foot steel column.
In this case, the telehandler vehicle had to stop quickly which resulted in added forward motion to the 40-foot column being transported. As a result of the added forward motion to the transported column, the rear tagline worker was pulled forward into the path of the telehandler vehicle. The to-scale, 3D demonstrative exhibit demonstrated that as the telehandler vehicle resumed its forward motion, the front right tire contacted the tagline worker before he had a chance to clear the hazard area.