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Construction worker crushed under skid steer loader bucket.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1995 Sep; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20027848
Abstract
A 30 year-old carpenter was crushed to death beneath a skid steer loader he was operating. The victim was operating a skid-steer loader he had never been trained on and it appears that in the process of trying to figure out how to operate it, he lowered the bucket while he was standing in front of the machine. He was found, crushed under the bucket, by a co-worker. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) Investigator concluded that to prevent future similar occurrences employers and employees should: 1. Ensure that safety devices and physical safeguards on equipment are never bypassed or removed. 2. Establish a comprehensive training program for all personnel operating specialized machinery to include "hand-on" training and documentation. 3. Establish and enforce a thorough vehicle maintenance and inspection program.
Keywords
Region-7; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment; Equipment-operators; Training; Construction-industry; Construction-equipment; Construction-workers
Publication Date
19950925
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB2012-106688
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-95NE025; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-709864
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NE
Performing Organization
Nebraska Department of Labor
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