At approximately 11:00 a.m. on April 14th, Donald was repairing/replacing the right front cylinder on the front end loader of a tractor. The loader was equipped with a fork attachment that was used to pick up logs. He raised the front end loader boom to repair/replace the cylinder, but did not brace or support the boom. When he removed the hydraulic hose, the boom collapsed, trapping him between the boom and the tractor. He was crushed and killed.
Take Home Message:
Don’t take short cuts during the maintenance or repair of equipment. A few minutes can literally save your life.
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