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Accident: 14492268 - Employee Killed When Struck And Crushed By Loader

Accident: 14492268 -- Report ID: 0214500 -- Event Date: 12/18/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10986921412/18/19924953Garofalo Brothers Recycling And Transfer Station
At approximately 7:57 a.m. on December 18, 1992, Employee #1 was separating metal from plastic in a sanitation depot. At the same time, a coworker was backing up a jumbo Caterpillar front end loader, model #966D, identification #94X03429, to trim mounds of garbage 9 to 10 ft away from Employee #1. The loader struck Employee #1 and crushed him to death under the back wheel. The loader did not have a functioning reverse signal alarm; also, there were no mirrors on the loader's cab and the operator had a 9 ft or more blind spot.
Keywords: back-up alarm, front end loader, obstructed view, work rules, crushed, struck by, backing up, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109869214 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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