A 28-year old construction worker was crushed and killed while attempting to change a piece of equipment on the job in Prior Lake. OSHA is inspecting. Iowa has had many of these types of crush injuries. Not so often about the head but to the arms, fingers, hands, feet and legs.
The man, whose name was not released, was trying to change the bucket on a skid loader around 2:30 p.m. when he somehow got pinned between the bucket and the cab of the machine, according to the Scott County Sheriff's Office. He was working at Applied Ecological Services Inc. in the 21000 block of Mushtown Road.
There is no time-out from employing the right safety rules at the job site. Construction work is extremely unforgiving and dangerous.
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