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Accident: 597393 - Employee Killed When Head Is Pinned By Loader Parts

Accident: 597393 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 10/08/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11007292310/10/19911794Fergerson Landscaping

On October 8, 1991, Employee #1 was working as a landscaper for Ferguson Landscaping at a construction site in Acworth, GA. He was operating a New Holland L555 loader, serial #627733. At approximately 9:00 a.m., a coworker who was in the area noticed that Employee #1 had stopped working, and upon checking, discovered Employee #1 trapped by the loader. His head was pinned between the boom arm and the hydraulic cylinder out the left cab window. The metal screen was missing from the window. Employee #1 sustained severe head injuries and died shortly thereafter.

Keywords: head, boom, pinned, construction, hydraulic cylinder, caught between, loader

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110072923 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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