Accident Report Detail
Accident: 201076007 - Employee Is Killed When Impaled By Backhoe Teeth
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|312684582||10/19/2010||0723||Jerry Preece Jr. Farms|
At approximately 12:15 p.m. on October 18, 2010, Employee #1 was irrigating earthen canals in agricultural fields in order to irrigate freshly seeded alfalfa at Jerry Preece JR Farms. He was using a John Deere Backhoe Loader, Model Number 310G 4x4, Number 226005-4187, Serial Number T0310GX9335671. There were no witnesses to the event that killed Employee #1. Coworkers found him pinned between the stabilizer and the pivot arm (swing boom) of the backhoe, with his lower back impaled by the bucket teeth. A metal shovel was found wedged between the floorboard and the control lever that operated the pivotal arm (swing boom). The engine was still running.