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Accident: 123010.015 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed By Wheel Of Front Loader

Accident: 123010.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 01/04/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1454333.01501/04/2020Cr & R Incorporated
At 4:02 p.m. on January 4, 2020, an employee was working for a firm engaged in w aste collection and recycling. The firm processed residential and commercial was te. She was working at a waste transfer facility. She was not a contract worker. She worked directly for her employer. She was working near a Caterpillar 950F S eries II wheel loader in the public area of the firm's Colton facility. The empl oyee was raking debris on foot. She was not a bystander. She was directly engage d in the operation at the time the incident occurred. A coworker was operating a front loader in the public area of the facility. He was pushing trash into the material recycling facility (MRF) located at the west end of the plant. The empl oyee was on foot, using a rake to remove the small debris that was left by the w heel loader. The operator of the front loader backed up and crushed the employee with the wheel of the front loader. She was crushed and killed. DOSH learned of incident at 4:12 p.m. that same day, in compliance with the reporting requireme nt. DOSH arrived at the site that same day. The San Bernardino Coroner's Office was also involved. The San Bernardino Coroner's Office was also involved. DOSH n oted as a factor that the employer had not implemented or enforced a traffic con trol procedure.
Keywords: backing up, crushed, equipment operator, front end loader, struck by, waste proc fac, wheel, wheel loader
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1454333.015 54 F Fatality

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