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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 147889.015 - Employee Amputates Both Legs When Pinned By Tractor

Accident: 147889.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 02/03/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1576234.01502/03/2022Construction Equipment Co

On February 3, 2022, at approximately 2:30 p.m., an employee was attempting to j ump start a Dresser TD-8H Dozer Tractor. The employee connected jumper cables t o the tractor and a pick-up truck parked side by side next to the tractor. After the employee jump started the tractor, he pulled the jumper cables towards him. The cables moved the throttle and shift lever, which caused the dozer to accel erate in reverse. The employee was standing on the dozer tracks, and he lost his balance when the tractor moved. The employee tried to get out of the zone of da nger, but he fell and was pinned between the dozer and the pick-up truck. The em ployee's legs were amputated below the knee, and he was hospitalized for treatme nt. Contributing factors were the employee's working position and standing on t he tracks while the tractor was on.

Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught between, leg, pickup truck, pinned, tractor, traffic accident

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1576234.015 56 M Hospitalized injury Supervisors, related agricultural occupations

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