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Accident: 134104.015 - Mechanic Is Killed When Struck By Falling Tractor Counter We

Accident: 134104.015 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 03/17/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1520264.01503/17/2021John William Dykstra
At 8:45 a.m. 0n March 17, 2021, an Independent Mechanic ("mechanic") was fixing the hydraulic leak on a tractor. The mechanic used a forklift to raise the tract or's counterweight frame before crawling under the tractor. The right counterwei ght, approximately 1,000 lbs., fell on the mechanic after he removed two essenti al screws. The mechanic got up afterward, but immediately fell to the ground and died.
Keywords: counterbalance, crushed, die, falling object, forklift, mechanic, struck by, tractor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1520264.015 50 M Fatality

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