When you are using big machinery, it’s always important to be aware of your surroundings so that accidents don’t happen. When operating skid-steers, people operating and working near the loader run the risk of being.

But sometimes accidents do happen, which is what happened Thursday

One person was airlifted to the hospital after enduring serious injuries from a skid loader accident. In an article in KCCI, first responders were called to the scene of the accident Thursday morning in Mitchellville.

According to the article, a skid loader backed over the legs of a construction worker. Crews were working on a new cul-de-sac near Jasper Ave.

The worker is expected to survive.

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A Recent Skid Steer Accident in Minnesota

A similar accident happened in Minnesota last month, however, the accident did result in the death of a young employee.

In an article in  Le Sueur County News Tanner Dosch was riding in the bucket of the loader as it was going down the highway when his safety harness got caught, he was pulled from the bucket, and ran over.

Skid steers are common machines you will find at a construction site. They can be used to demolish concrete, drywall, and other materials. They are small and compact making them the perfect machine to work in tight spaces.

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