Hazard Alert
Worker's Compensation Board
POSTER # Hazard Alert 93-02

CONSTRUCTION
OPERATOR CRUSHED BY FRONT LOADER BOOM-ARM CROSS-BEAM

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Do not exit a front loader when bucket is in raised position! Always lower bucket before exiting!



The operator was exiting a rubber-tired front loader with the bucket still in the raised position, when his rain jacket caught on the arm-control lever. The snagged jacket caused him to slip, activating the bucket-arm control. He was trapped on the frame when the bucket dropped. He suffered serious injuries when crushed between the boom arms and the machine frame.


SAFE WORK PRACTICE
EMPLOYERS:
Workers must have adequate direction and instruction in how to safely perform their duties. Ensure that all interlocks and other safety devices are functioning properly. Ensure that mobile equipment is maintained in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations.

WORKERS:
You must follow all safe work procedures and not exit a machine when the bucket is raised.

This poster is part of an archival collection of WCB health and safety posters, dating from 1969 until the present time. At the time this poster was originally produced, it reflected the current WCB requirements. In all cases, today's WCB regulation and requirements must be applied to the situation shown in each poster.