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Accident: 14559926 - Employee Killed When Run Over By Loader Started In Gear

Accident: 14559926 -- Report ID: 0855610 -- Event Date: 12/28/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11462832412/31/19909199City Of Douglas
A John Deere loader failed to start, possibly due to severe cold temperatures. A fuel additive was used to reduce the gel effect caused by the low temperature. Employee #1 was standing outside the loader and reached through the doorway to start it. The loader's engine started and Employee #1 was run over by its left rear tire. He sustained severe body and head injuries, and was killed. The loader was in gear and the safety starter switch failed
Keywords: head, vehicle in gear, work rules, equipment operator, earthmoving equip, equipment failure, started in gear, loader, run over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 114628324 Fatality Fracture Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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