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Preliminary Report - Fatality #13 - December 30, 2017

Accident Report: Fatality Reference

Preliminary Report Overview

On December 30, an employee in a pickup truck approached the quarry loadout area to get the Front End Loader (FEL) operator. The pickup truck pulled in behind the FEL. The FEL backed into the pickup, pushing it sideways and crushing the driver’s side of the pickup cab, trapping the victim inside the truck.

The pickup truck caught fire and efforts by the FEL operator and a nearby contractor to put the fire out using fire extinguishers were not successful.