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Accident: 123285.015 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed Between Loader Arm And Frame

Accident: 123285.015 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 01/20/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1456910.01501/21/2020 M.P.G. Pipeline Contractors, Llc
At 5:00 p.m. on January 20, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a pipeline contractor, was engaged in maintenance work, looking for the source of a fluid leaking from a front end loader. The loader was parked with its bucket resting on a raised mat/dock. The employee loosened the first hydraulic hose to access the second hose, which was leaking. As he started to loosen the second hose, the bucket fell/descended, and he was pinned between the loader arm that was holding the bucket and the loader frame. Employee #1 sustained crushing injuries and was killed.
Keywords: pinned, falling object, front end loader, hydraulic fluid, maintenance, leak, hydraulic line, hose, equipment failure, crushed, frame, caught between, construction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1456910.015 42 M Fatality Other Equipment Operator: Heavy

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