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Accident: 131345.015 - Employee Is Killed When Caught In Skid Steer

Accident: 131345.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 10/27/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1499769.01510/27/2020Alpha Landscapes
At 9:00 a.m. on October 27, 2020, employees were planting trees outside of the c onstruction project site. A coworker was operating a Bobcat skid steer with an auger attachment to dig holes for trees. Employee #1 approached underneath the r aised the skid steer arms to retrieve a knife from the coworker. As the coworker withdrew his arm, he activated the controls and lowered the skid steer arms whi le Employee #1 was underneath. Employee #1 was caught between the skid steer's a rms and frame, and he was killed by crushing injury to head and chest.
Keywords: caught between, caught in, chest, crushed, head, skidder
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1499769.015 19 M Fatality Construction Laborer FallDist:
Cause: Landscaping

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