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Accident: 758110 - Employee Struck By Unstable Load Elevated On Loader

Accident: 758110 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 09/01/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10395173709/01/19871761Pettigrew & Sons Inc
A 1978 Ford tractor, model #4400, equipped with forks, was being used to lift concrete paving blocks 15 ft to a roof. The maximum reach of a front end loader is only 8 ft. To make up the 7 ft difference, Employee #1, the tractor operator, stacked ten empty pallets on top of each other and then set a pallet containing 150 12 lb paving blocks on top of them. As Employee #1 moved toward the building one of the empty pallets broke, causing the load to fall back toward him. The front end loader did not have a load backrest sufficient to the support load, or overhead protection to protect Employee #1. He was injured by the falling load.
Keywords: front end loader, work rules, equipment operator, load shift, overloaded, construction, overhead protection, struck by, concrete block, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103951737 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers

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