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harryhomeowner
03-29-2005, 10:23 AM
All - be careful out there.

Czech man dies in work-related accident; investigation under way.

PRAGUE, Czech Republic - A Czech tractor driver died under eight tons of manure in a bizarre accident that has baffled his employers, local media reported.

The 34-year old man, identified only as Martin T., suffocated after the load fell on him while he was dumping it in a field near the western Czech city of Karlovy Vary, news Web Site www.novinky.cz reported on Sunday. “It absolutely beats me how this could happen,” said Vladimir Erps, chief of the company employing the victim.

“The truck is operated from the tractor cabin, using hydraulics. There was nothing for him to do under the truck, but it’s tough to blame him now that he is dead,” the news site quoted him as saying.

Police are investigating the death as a work-related accident.

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LB1234
03-29-2005, 11:12 AM
This happened at a generating station in Jersey that I interned at about 8 years ago. Guy was up on the coal pile on a Cat D9 pushing coal into one of the three hoppers. A sink hole opened up and in he went quickly buring the thing. Luckily they carry two-way radios with them and he radioed in for help. The rescue team had to lower themselves into him via the boom (for the coal coming in from the river) and get him. Operator wound up with a broken arm.

grassmanvt
03-29-2005, 03:44 PM
the only thing I can think of is that the load stuck and he might have been trieng to free it up?

hosejockey2002
03-30-2005, 12:19 AM
Sheesh, what a sh**ty way to go! :eek: