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Accident: 200461325 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Front End Loader

Accident: 200461325 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 03/05/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11629881103/06/20020722Decas Cranberry Company, Incorporated
On March 5, 2002, Employee #1, a foreman, and two coworkers were burning brush. The coworkers went home at approximately 3:00 p.m. and Employee #1 was last seen operating a John Deere front end loader, Model JD 544-A, at approximately 3:55 p.m. by members of a construction crew that were working on the opposite side of the bog. Employee #1 parked the front end loader perpendicular to his company pickup truck. The pickup truck was approximately 14 inches from the bucket of the front end loader. Employee #1, who was working alone at the time, was either retrieving a tool or putting tools back into his pickup truck when the front end loader moved forward, struck him in the middle of his back, and pinned him to the right hand side of the pickup truck bed. Employee #1 was killed. He was found by the construction foreman at approximately 5:05 p.m. The construction foreman stated that the front end loader was running in neutral with the parking brake on and the bucket 1 foot above the ground. The accident investigation revealed that the emergency brake on the front end loader was inoperative.
Keywords: brake, pin, loader bucket, back, crushed, loader, struck by, pickup truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116298811 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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