Accident Report Detail
Accident: 144076.015 - Employee Is Fatally Crushed By Loader
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|1580400.015||02/25/2022||Sims Bark Co. Of Georgia, Llc|
At 11:00 a.m. on February 25, 2022, an employee and a coworker were attempting t o retighten a hydraulic line that had a small leak that was in front of the hydr aulic line that they had previously replaced. The employee was fatally crushed i n between the dog bone (middle section, in between the bucket arms) and the fron t frame of the loader. The bucket, which was attached to the arms, was in a rais ed position during the retightening of the hydraulic line. The employee and cowo rker had raised the bucket to check to see if the newly installed hydraulic line was working correctly and holding pressure. The line exploded, and the loader lost hydraulic pressure. As a result, the arm/dogbone fell from the raised posit ion, crushing/pinning the employee who was in between the dogbone and the front frame of the loader. The employee was killed due to blunt force trauma.
|1||1580400.015||42||F||Fatality||Excavating and loading machine operators|