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Accident: 201020419 - Mechanic'S Arm Is Crushed By Moving Equipment

Accident: 201020419 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 01/20/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30074713601/20/20053272Pomeroy Corporation
At approximately 2:01 p.m. on January 20, 2005, Employee #1, of the Pomeroy Corporation, was in an open yard inspecting the engine of a Mi-Jack Travelift 770D tire-mounted lift for needed repairs. As Employee #1 stood in front of the engine, Employee #2 started a Caterpillar 426B loader backhoe parked about 10 feet away. Employee #2 drove the loader backhoe toward the lift to support a wheel guard on the lift while it was being welded. The wheel guard was right next to the lift's engine, where Employee #1 was standing. Employee #2 parked the loader backhoe alongside the lift with the backhoe bucket hanging beside the tire guard, facing Employee #1. As Employee #2 throttled the engine, the loader backhoe suddenly moved forward and hit Employee #1. Employee #1 was pinned between the bucket and the lift's engine, and his left forearm was crushed. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: loader/backhoe, automotive repair, forearm, caught between, crushed, overhead crane, arm, backhoe, backhoe bucket
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300747136 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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