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Accident: 14460356 - Employee Killed When Crushed Between Loader Arm And Body

Accident: 14460356 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 01/11/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1486030801/30/19850241Anna L. And Amos J. Rowland
Employee #1 was using a Case loader, model 1737, to remove manure from the concrete floor of a barn when he struck a metal column and dismounted to investigate the damage. A coworker, also seated on the equipment, inadvertently struck the controls. The hydraulic cylinder and lifter arm came down on Employee #1, crushing him against the body of the machine. He was killed. Employee #1 had a good knowledge of the machine and its capabilities, and had always worked cautiously and safely.
Keywords: agriculture, work rules, equipment operator, riding on equipment, caught between, crushed, loader, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14860308 Fatality Other Farm workers

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