Skid steer operator crushed by lift arm.
NIOSH 1995 Aug; :1-3
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.
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
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Nebraska Department of Labor