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Injuries Involving Skid Steers: What can we Learn?
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: 2021 ASABE Annual International Virtual Meeting 2100657.(doi:10.13031/aim.202100657)
Authors: Serap Gorucu, Assistant Professor, Bryan Weichelt
Keywords: Bystander, Injury, Skid Steer, Vehicle.
Data were obtained from occupational accidents reports and severe injury database available through Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) webpage. Skid steer incidents are categorized to better understand the occurrence of specific injury events. We identified 244 injuries (66 fatal and 178 non-fatal).
The study identified 66 fatal and 178 nonfatal skid steer-related injuries (2015-2019). Construction, administrative and waste management, and agriculture, forestry, and fishing industry were the top three industry with highest number of injuries. Bystander workers experienced higher number of injuries than operators. Contact with accidents were the most prevalent and most fatal than the other injury events. Skid steer related injuries are preventable. Recommendations are given to improve safe work environment for both bystanders and skid steer operators.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)