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Skid steer operator crushed by lift arm.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1995 Aug; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20027850
Abstract
A 65-year-old male independent contractor, performing demolition work, was fatally injured in a skid-steer loader incident. It appeared the victim leaned out the right side of the machine and apparently activated the left foot pedal which caused the bucket to lower, crushing his head between the frame and the lift arm. The protective wire mesh had been removed from the cage of the loader. 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 and enforce a through 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-design; Equipment-operators; Demolition-industry
Publication Date
19950816
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB2012-106690
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-95NE034; 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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