A worker was driving a utility vehicle, delivering supplies at a plant nursery. He turned off the main roadway onto a muddy track that circled around two parked semi-trailers. As the worker drove around this circuit, he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into one of the trailers. He died in hospital of his injuries.

Most utility vehicles have a maximum speed of only about 25 km/h. Low speeds, however, do not ensure safety. Nursery workers, farmers, and other employers who use utility vehicles must follow all the applicable sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, including Part 16, which sets out the requirements for mobile equipment.

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