Mechanic Crushed When the Dozer He Was Lowering Shifted and Fell off the Jack - Massachusetts
Massachusetts Case Report: 13MA002
Release Date: March 12, 2015
On January 21, 2013, a 70-year-old male heavy equipment mechanic (victim) was fatally crushed while lowering a dozer. The victim had finished replacing the dozer’s track adjuster and was attempting to lower the dozer back onto its track when the dozer shifted, fell off the bottle jack and onto the victim. After hearing a loud bang and the victim yelling for help, co-workers placed a call for emergency medical services (EMS) and started to free the victim by jacking the dozer back up. The local police and EMS arrived at the incident location within minutes. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he died of his injuries three days later.