Safety Corner

April: Be Cautious While Working With Equipment

This month’s safety share is anonymous, but has been provided by Dr. Charlie Gardner, transition consultant for the Center.

“Recently, a seventeen-year-old was operating a skid loader and went to change from the bucket to the forks to move bedding around. While the bucket was raised, he tried to reach out to lock in the attachment. He must have fell forward out of the machine while doing this task. While falling, his knees or legs must have hit the foot pedals and caused the bucket to come down on him after he fell out. This accident resulted in death.”