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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200810372 Event: 12/17/1997Employee Killed When Pinned By Loader Bucket
Employee #1, a front end loader operator at a feed lot, was unloading pipe from the bed of a trailer. He parked the loader on a slight incline, stepped out of the cab, and was walking toward the trailer when the loader started to toll down the hill behind him. Employee #1 became pinned between the loader bucket and the trailer, sustaining crushing injuries to his chest. He was killed. Employee #1 had left the cab of the loader without fully engaging the brake, turning off the motor, or setting the bucket on the ground.
Keywords: front end loader, vehicle in gear, hand brake, agriculture, loader bucket, pinned, work rules, equipment operator, crushed, slope
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300575016 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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