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Accident: 14562540 - Employee Killed When Run Over By Front End Loader

Accident: 14562540 -- Report ID: 0214700 -- Event Date: 08/01/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10055371808/08/19883272G. Fontana & Sons Inc.
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on August 1, 1988, Employee #1 was preparing to replace a retainer pin on the tractor boom for a front end loader bucket. The bucket had to be slightly raised and the tractor's motor had to be started to activate the lifting boom. The tractor's wheels had not been chocked and the parking brake had not been set when Employee #1 started the motor and attempted to stand. The tractor accidentally lunged forward and he apparently fell out the side and was run over by the left rear tractor wheel. Employee #1 died of massive internal injuries about two hours later while in surgery.
Keywords: chock, wheel, maintenance, front end loader, brake, loader bucket, work rules, fall, run over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100553718 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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