January 27, 2014
Skid-steer loader fatality under investigation
Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) officers are investigating a workplace fatality in which a woman was killed near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, after being run over by a skid-steer loader.
“A 52-year-old female worker was standing near a skid-steer loader that was being used to transport a pair of one-hundred pound air tanks,” said Brookes Merritt, spokesperson for Alberta OH&S.
“The skid-steer operator reversed the machine and drove over the female worker. The worker sustained fatal head injuries.”
The incident happened on Jan. 20 at a location near Rocky Mountain House.
The worker’s employer is Newcart Contracting.
Alberta OH&S officers are investigating the incident and a stop work order has been placed on the skid-steer loader, which is a Bobcat S250.
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