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Accident: 200610186 - Employee Killed When Struck By Reversing Loader

Accident: 200610186 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 02/09/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30044544202/09/19982421Barton Lumber Company Inc.
At approximately 8:20 a.m. on February 9, 1998, Employee #1, a planer mill operator for the Barton Lumber Company in Barnstead, NH, was performing his regular duties. A coworker operating a Fiatallis FR11 front end loader with a fork attachment was looking for a pile of 1 by 6 lumber. Unable to locate it, he put the loader into reverse and had backed up between 20 and 30 ft when he struck Employee #1. Local fire and rescue personnel, as well as the state police, responded to the accident, but were unable to revive him. Employee #1 was transported to Concord Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Keywords: front end loader, loader, mech mat handling, sawmill, struck by, run over, storage area, backing up, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300445442 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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