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Accident: 79122.015 - Employee Struck By Limb Falls From A Front End Loader Bucket

Accident: 79122.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 08/25/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1087905.01508/25/2015Shannon Dream Inc Dba Michigan Mud Jacking
At 1:51 p.m. on August 25, 2015, a loader operator employee was standing in the bucket of a front end loader trimming a branch at a height of 10 to 12 feet. A chain was attached to limb and loader bucket unbeknownst to the loader operator. The employee believed the branch was to be partially cut and then pulled down with bucket. When the loader moved, the branch snapped pinning the employee against the bucket. The employee then fell out of the bucket and sustained blunt force trauma to abdomen and lumbar spine and was killed.
Keywords: pinned, fall protection, front end loader, agriculture machinery/vehicle, abdomen, tree felling, fall, falling object, tree, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1087905.015 55 M Fatality Other Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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