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Preliminary Report - Fatality #15 - December 19, 2016

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The victim was a Wash Plant and Front-end Loader Operator and was using a front-end loader to load sand into the loading feed hopper. The victim apparently got off the front-end loader and appears to have been trying to retrieve two 55 gallon drum lids and entered or fell into the hopper and became engulfed in the sand.