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Base and Tail Hold Machines Can Create Hazards on Haul Roads (503.51 KB)

Base machines and mechanical tail holds can leave holes in the road from digging buckets in or pushing dirt with blades. Turning tracked equipment can also create ruts or disturbed areas. The damaged road surface can create hazards for motor vehicles. A recent close call occurred when a hole left from a base machine in a haul road was not filled in sufficiently. The hole in the road from the bucket was soft. When a log truck drove over it, the front tire sank. If the truck had been traveling faster, the result could have been more serious, such as a roll-over.

2018 Publication #:
94-10-2018

Author(s):
Travis Naillon

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Create and follow check-in procedures (509.34 KB)

In February 2018, a logging company owner was marking off a safe area around a sinkhole on the road. He was walking on what he thought was solid ground when the ground gave way suddenly. He fell 15 feet down into the sinkhole. He spent nearly 24 hours trapped in the hole before he was found by a coworker the next morning. Fortunately, he was not injured and was rescued without incident.

2018 Publication #:
94-11-2018

Author(s):
nait235@LNI.WA.GOV

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Forklift Operator Dies When Crushed between Forklift Overhead Guard and Mast (1.26 MB)

In May 2012, the Washington FACE Program was notified by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) of the death of a a 61-year-old forklift operator and longshore worker who died when he was crushed between a forklift mast and the operator cab overhead guard.

2018 Publication #:
52-42-2018

Author(s):
Washington Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (WA FACE)

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Forklift Operator Dies When Crushed between Forklift Overhead Guard and Mast - Summary (381.24 KB)

In May of 2012, a 61-year-old longshore worker operating a forklift died when he was crushed between a forklift,019s mast and the operator cab overhead guard. The incident occurred when he left the forklift operator,019s seat and climbed over the operator,019s console and stood on the dash between the mast and the overhead guard so that he could presumably look into a bin elevated on the forklift,019s forks. He did not turn off the forklift engine. As he was standing on the dash, his right foot moved backward and contacted the mast tilt control lever on the console. This caused the mast to tilt back, crushing his torso between the mast cross member and the overhead guard.

2018 Publication #:
52-42-2018_summary

Author(s):
Washington Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (WA FACE)

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Skid Steer Loader Operator Crushed (543.14 KB)

A 54-year-old skid steer loader operator died when he was pinned between the lift arms cross bar and the frame. The victim had 25 years019 experience operating many types of equipment, including skid steer loaders. His employer was a site preparation subcontractor responsible for digging trenches for water pipes. He had been working at the job site for two weeks. On the day of the incident, the site foreman sent the victim and another worker to get a skid steer loader to backfill trenches.

2018 Publication #:
71-166-2018

Author(s):
Washington State Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation

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Skid Steer Loader Operator Crushed - Summary (1.72 MB)

A 54-year-old skid steer loader operator died when he was pinned between the lift arms cross bar and the frame. The victim had 25 years019 experience operating many types of equipment, including skid steer loaders. His employer was a site preparation subcontractor responsible for digging trenches for water pipes. He had been working at the job site for two weeks. On the day of the incident, the site foreman sent the victim and another worker to get a skid steer loader to backfill trenches.

2018 Publication #:
71-166-2018s

Author(s):
Washington State Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation

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