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Accident: 123779.015 - Employee Is Killed When Skid Steer Bucket Detaches And Falls

Accident: 123779.015 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 02/06/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1461284.01502/06/2020Kenneth Hinnant
At 1:30 p.m. on February 6, 2020, an employee was working with a coworker to ins tall new wooden fence posts (seven feet tall by four inches diameter) using a sk id steer (Model Number C232 with low profile extended bucket attachment). The em ployee was holding up a post while the coworker operated the skid steer with the bucket full of soil (total weight with soil approximately 1,900 pounds) to driv e the post into the ground. As the coworker pushed down with the skid steer buck et, the bucket separated from the control arm and struck the employee and pinned him to the ground. The employee received a skull fracture and was killed.
Keywords: bucket , construction vehicle, falling object, fracture, pinned, press, skull, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Contractor's yard/facility New project or new addition   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1461284.015 41 M Fatality Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.

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