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Accident: 607648 - Employee Killed When He Deactivates Bobcat Safety Device

Accident: 607648 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 10/09/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1831867510/09/19921771Concrete Curb Service
Employee #1, the company owner, was loading a Bobcat onto a lowboy trailer. When he stood up inside the cage of the Bobcat to check his location on the trailer, he deactivated the safety device with his foot. The bucket moved upward, catching his head and neck between the bucket and the safety cage. He suffered neck trauma and ruptured his jugular vein.
Keywords: loading, loss of blood, loader bucket, rops, construction, rupture, caught between, neck, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18318675 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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