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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170114045 - Employee Killed When Loader Skids Over Side Of Bridge

Accident: 170114045 -- Report ID: 0215800 -- Event Date: 11/13/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10616359501/03/19912951Polkville Crushed Stone
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11392361912/17/19901611Cortland Asphalt Products
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10616358701/15/19912951Homer Materials
Employee #1 was driving a Caterpillar model 966C front end loader, serial #76J6638, westbound crossing a bridge that spans Interstate 81 in Homer, NY. Employee #1 was on his way to a job site. The bridge surface was slippery due to snow and ice. Employee #1 apparently lost control of the vehicle when he veered into the eastbound lane, steered right to avoid oncoming vehicles, and went over the north side of the bridge, landing upside down on the edge of Route 81's northbound lanes. The loader and Employee #1 fell approximately 23 ft to the road surface. It was determined by investigation that the loader was missing a brake chamber and mounting bracket assembly on the right front wheel. Employee #1 sustained multiple blunt traumatic injuries and died.
Keywords: front end loader, brake, work rules, bridge, inadequate maint, construction, fall, slippery surface, lost control
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106163595 Occupation Not Listed
2 113923619 Fatality Fracture Excavating and loading machine operators
3 106163587 Occupation Not Listed

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