August 30, 2011
On Aug. 9, 2011, a 24-year-old skid-steer loader operator with 12 weeks of experience was killed at 4 J’s Gravel Crushing, a construction sand and gravel operation in Minnesota, according to an Aug. 23 press release from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).
The employee accessed an elevated platform near an unguarded head pulley and became entangled in the operating conveyor system, according to the MSHA report.
To prevent this type of accident in the future, MSHA is suggesting the following best practices:
To view the original press release from MSHA, click here.