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Accident: 53526.015 - Employee Is Crushed In Roll Over And Is Killed

Accident: 53526.015 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 10/10/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
943589.01510/21/2013German'S Recycling & Rental, Inc.

At 10:25 a.m. on October 10, 2013, Employee #1 was operating a Bobcat 337G Compa ct Excavator, moving a semi-trailer load of metal for recycling. The load was wi thin capacity for the lift point height and lift radius when in the over-blade c onfiguration, but became over capacity when rotated to the over-side configurati on. The load became unstable and the excavator tipped, ejected the unbelted empl oyee from the open cab, crushing and killing him.

Keywords: crushed, excavator, head, load shift, neck, roll-over, seat belt, struck by, unstable load

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 943589.015 38 M Fatality Truck Driver: Heavy/Tractor-Trailer

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