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Accident: 200331718 - Employee Is Killed By Bobcat Forks

Accident: 200331718 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 03/27/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30980985303/28/20061771Genuine Builders, Inc.
On March 27, 2006, two employees were using a Bobcat skid-steer loader equipped with a forklift attachment to place garbage into a dumpster. The operator was attempting to push the garbage down in the dumpster, but did not know how to tilt the forks. Employee #1 approached the front of the loader from the outside and leaned in to operate the controls. The forks had apparently been caught on the edge of the dumpster. While Employee #1 was maneuvering the controls, the forks broke free, and the arm of the skid steer came down and crushed him against the loader's frame. He was killed.
Keywords: hand control, work rules, dumpster, caught between, crushed, abrasion, loader, skidder, contusion, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309809853 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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