Construction worker crushed under skid steer loader bucket.
NIOSH 1995 Sep; :1-3
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.
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
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Nebraska Department of Labor