Operator Falls Off Harvester Tire
Operator Injured – Always Maintain Three Point Contact
A logging contractor’s employee exited the cab of a harvester and stood on the harvester tire during a break. In the process, the operator slipped and fell to the ground, breaking his fall with his right hand.
The operator skinned the knuckles on his hand and sought medical attention. X-rays were prescribed, but nothing was found. No medications were prescribed.
Recommendations to Prevent a Recurrence
Standing on the tire or tracks of a machine is a very hazardous activity. When doing so, the three-point contact must be maintained. Exit machines completely when taking breaks, etc.