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Accident: 79122.015 - Employee Struck By Limb Falls From A Front End Loader Bucket

Accident: 79122.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 08/25/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1087905.01508/25/2015Shannon Dream Inc Dba Michigan Mud Jacking

At 1:51 p.m. on August 25, 2015, a loader operator employee was standing in the bucket of a front end loader trimming a branch at a height of 10 to 12 feet. A c hain was attached to limb and loader bucket unbeknownst to the loader operator. The employee believed the branch was to be partially cut and then pulled down with bucket. When the loader moved, the branch snapped pinning the employee aga inst the bucket. The employee then fell out of the bucket and sustained blunt fo rce trauma to abdomen and lumbar spine and was killed.

Keywords: abdomen, agriculture machinery/vehicle, fall, fall protection, falling object, front end loader, pinned, tree, tree felling, tree trimming

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1087905.015 55 M Fatality Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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