Mechanic Loses Arm in Accident

A worker in Utah lost his arm when his clothing became caught in a truck’s takeoff shaft. The man later died at the hospital.

Salt Lake City, UT—A workplace accident at a Bluffdale trucking company ripped a mechanics arm off, when his clothing became caught in a truck’s power takeoff shaft. The fatal accident occurred at Ron Osborn Trucking, at 14703 S. 1000 West, at around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 18, 2010, as reported by The Salt Lake Tribune.

Bluffdale Fire officials reported that the 36-year-old mechanic, who was identified by the company’s owners as Jason Webb, was working on the truck when his clothing became entangled in the truck’s power takeoff shaft. “The PTO was spinning and he had all the guards taken off,” Bluffdale Fire Capt. Jarred Roberts said. “It caught his clothing in and spun him completely through.”

The mechanic’s arm was ripped off and he suffered massive head trauma, as well as a lacerated liver. He was flown to University Hospital, where… continue reading

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Four Students Injured in Bus Crash

A bus crash that occurred between a bus and a pickup truck injured four students. The driver of the pickup truck failed to stop in the snowy conditions, hitting the school bus from the side.

Huron County, MI—A Sebewaing Township collision between a pickup truck and a school bus serving Unionville-Sebewaing Area (USA) Schools was involved in a collision that injured four students. The accident occurred along M-25 (Unionville Road) around 9:29 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, according to information provided by the Huron Daily Tribune.

Reports indicated 43-year-old Toni Lynn Nitz was behind the wheel of her 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck and was traveling westbound on Bach Road, when the snowy roadway conditions prevented her from being able to bring her vehicle to a stop at M-25.

The pickup truck careened through the intersection, T-boning a school bus, which was northbound on M-25 at the time. The bus, operated by USA Schools bus driver Kurt W. Bach, 58, subsequently veered off the… continue reading

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