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Accident: 170064554 - Employee Dies When Head Crushed Between Hydraulic Arms

Accident: 170064554 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 08/27/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10819076008/28/19901795Avitia Demolition & Excavation
On August 27, 1990, Employee #1 was working on a Case 1450 track loader. He placed himself between the lower hydraulic arm and the bucket support arm, in an effort to reach the starter. He wanted to jump the loader because it would not start. When he did so, the lift control lever had been left in the Up position and the bucket rose automatically. It pinched the employee's head in between the two arms. As the bucket is elevated the gap decreases. Employee #1 died.
Keywords: head, jump start, work rules, control lever, construction, caught between, crushed, loader
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108190760 Fatality Other Excavating and loading machine operators

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