Skid Steer Loader Operator Crushed

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Type:  Safety Bulletin/Alert

Publisher:  Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, Olympia, WA

Published As:  Public


Topics:  Vehicle Safety, Occupational Safety and Health, Heavy Equipment

This narrative summarizes an incident where a skid steer loader operator was killed after he was crushed between the hydraulic arms and the cab frame of the loader. The report summarizes the work-related injury, lists some requirements and recommendations that might have prevented the incident from occurring, and gives a brief statistical summary. These narratives provide preliminary information about the incident to the interested community, similar to OSHA's Fatal Facts and MSHA's Fatalgrams. We hope that they are used for formal or informal educational opportunities to help prevent similar incidents.

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