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A skid steer is a small rigid-framed, engine powered machine that has lift arms on the sides of the operator cage. These arms extend out in front of the operator and connect to various attachments. The pivot points controlling the arms are behind the operators head. Skids Steers are valuable pieces of equipment because the two sets of wheels can operate independently of each other allowing the machine to "skid." They can also turn in a tight circle. However, having the lift arms at the side, means the operator has to enter and exit the skid by crawling out through the front, which is done by stepping over the controls and attachments. In many cases, levers or switches are hit accidentally, causing the skid arms and attachments to move. Accidental and unexpected movement of the arms and attachments can trap, crush, and kill workers.