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Multiple Injuries from Fall

A 21-year-old construction worker was killed when a Bobcat loader, operating on loose soil, rolled backwards over a 70-foot (21-meter) cliff into a rocky ravine.

The driver restraint was bypassed or not operating, and no seat belt was worn. The rollover bars on the Bobcat were intact after the fall. The victim was thrown out of the machine.

  • Who in your company is responsible for checking that safety devices are installed and used on all equipment, including rental equipment?
  • If you work in remote areas, how will you summon help in the event of an emergency?