Incident Notice 2014-29

Incident Notice 2014-29

Type: Fatality

Industry: Heavy Duty Mechanics

Incident Summary:

A worker was maintaining the hydraulics on a skid steer machine while the lift arms and bucket attachment were suspended. Hydraulic pressure was released, causing the lift arms and bucket attachment to fall. The worker was pinned between one of the lift arms and the frame of the skid steer, causing fatal injuries.

Safety Reminders:

  • Manage all hazardous energy before machinery or equipment is serviced or repaired
  • Ensure that all safety and lock out devices are engaged
  • Follow equipment manufacturer service and maintenance instructions
  • Elevated parts being maintained are blocked or lowered to prevent accidental movement

Safety Resources:

This incident notice is provided for information purposes only to notify industry of an occupational health and safety incident.  It has been issued as an educational resource with the goal of preventing similar incidents. The information contained in this notice is based upon preliminary information that has not been confirmed through investigation.  This notice should not be interpreted as identifying any contraventions of OHS legislation or as laying blame against any party.

Modified: 2015-08-14
PID: 15217

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