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Accident: 922641 - Employee Dies After Being Caught In Loader'S Lift Arm

Accident: 922641 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 12/07/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10929414012/15/19941799Bulldog Communication
A skid steer loader being used in a trash burying operation became stuck in the mud. Employee #1 entered the skid loader to drive it from the mud. He had his head out the left side window, which was missing its guard, while looking at the left rear tire spinning in the mud. Somehow the skid steer loader arms were activated. Employee #1's head was caught as the lift arm extended upward. Employee #1 suffered severe head injuries and later died.
Keywords: head, control lever, caught by, construction, overhead guard, loader, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109294140 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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