A Florida man was recently arrested after using a tractor to dump dirt onto the car his girlfriend was in.
According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, 20-year-old Hunter Mills, was charged with criminal mischief for the alleged incident reported the NY Post.
Mills reportedly asked his girlfriend to meet him at his workplace in Crestview to have a discussion.
According to WTHR, after the woman arrived in a white 2010 Cadillac, which was not her own vehicle, Mills asked her a question.
He then used a tractor with a front-end loader to dump dirt onto the car while the windows were down.
Photographs of the incident were posted on social media by the Sheriff’s Office.
Mills was taken into custody and later released on $1,000 bond.
Another Incident (Warning – Graphic Content)
Another incident involving a front-end loader occurred when a woman was scooped up into the shovel of a loader, covered by sand, then poured into a gravel crusher, according to footage from a security video.
All information about the report was removed from mainland Chinese websites.
Local authorities in Yidu City, Hubei Province, said the woman passed away from suffocation on Feb. 24, at around 9 a.m.
A report indicated that the driver was using his cellphone while operating the front loader, according to Hong-Kong based news HK01.com. The woman was also reported to have been standing in a blind spot of the loader.
The report said that the woman was guiding a blue truck that was delivering sand at a pottery factory. As the blue truck backs away, the front-loader comes in from behind her.
As the front-loader drives forward, the woman is scooped up into the large shovel. The loader then moves forward and scoops up a large pile of sand into its shovel, covering the woman in the shovel.
The loader backs up, and raises the shovel into the air, pouring the sand and woman into a gravel crusher, according to the reports and video.
After the sand is emptied, the truck backs away. In the security video, the woman’s hand can be seen reaching through the sand.
The truck then stops abruptly, and the driver leaps out. He’s seen jumping as he runs off screen, and other workers immediately start running over.
He can be seen pointing to the gravel crusher. He frantically runs off the screen for help before the footage ends.
The local security department of Yidu City confirmed on Feb. 24 that the woman suffocated to death. The case is reportedly under investigation.
US Workplace Accident Statistics
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Website, 5,147 workers died on the job in 2017, on average, more than 99 a week, or more than 14 deaths every day.
Out of 4,674 worker fatalities in private industry, in calendar year 2017, 971 or 20.7% were in construction.
The top 4 construction related deaths were:
- Falls – 381 out of 971 total deaths in construction in CY 2017 (39.2%)
- Struck by Object – 80 (8.2%)
- Electrocutions – 71 (7.3%)
- Caught-in/between* – 50 (5.1%)
(*This category includes construction workers killed when caught-in or compressed by equipment or objects, and struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing structure, equipment, or material.)
Daniel Holl contributed to this report.Florida Man Arrested After Using Tractor to Dump Dirt on Girlfriend