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Laborer crushed between the cross member of the boom lift-arms and frame of a skid-steer loader.

Authors
New Jersey Department of Health
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 99NJ090, 2000 Jul; :1-9
NIOSHTIC No.
20026762
Abstract
On October 23, 1999, a 26 year-old laborer was severely injured when he was crushed between the cross member of the boom lift-arms and the frame of a skid-steer loader. He died 18 days later. The worker had been standing in a crouched position on the cross member that connected the boom lift-arms, teaching a co-worker how to operate the machine. The co-worker sat on the operator's seat with the safety bar pulled down, rendering the controls operable. The victim reached into the cab to demonstrate how to raise the boom, slipped, and was caught between the frame and the cross member as the boom lowered. NJ FACE investigators concluded that, to prevent similar incidents, the following safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Employers should conduct a job hazard analysis; policies and training should be implemented based upon the findings of the analysis. 2. Employers should ensure that workers are trained to operate skid-steer loaders and other mobile equipment.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Region-2; Work-practices; Work-analysis; Work-operations; Work-performance; Occupational-accidents; Machine-operation; Equipment-operators
Publication Date
20000713
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
PB2013-100206
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-99NJ090; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-207088
SIC Code
NAICS-56
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NJ; WV
Performing Organization
New Jersey Department of Health
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division