Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 148141.015 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed Between Excavator And Loader
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|1610004.015||07/25/2022||444220||Flowerwood Nursery, Inc.|
Abstract: At 9:00 a.m. on August 4, 2022, an employee, a supervisor, was attempting to att ach a chain to the bucket of the LB 544H loader and the arm of the Kubota KX 161 -3 mini excavator to get the excavator out of mud. The operator was in the mini excavator trying to drive forward. The operator had the bucket at the max height , approximately 15 feet in the air, and was attempting to drive forward. The ope rator of the excavator was looking at the ground and the tracks and thought he w as using the drive lever but was actually using the lever that raises and lowers the bucket. The operator lowered the bucket and pinned the employee on the grou nd with his head between the bucket of the loader and the bucket of the excavato r. The employee died due to blunt force trauma to the head.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury|