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Accident: 170203137 - Employee'S Sleeves Caught On Tractor U-Joint

Accident: 170203137 -- Report ID: 0950626 -- Event Date: 06/05/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11194159708/07/19900721Hein Ranch Company

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on June 5, 1990, Employee #1 was dusting an almond crop at Arkelo Ranch with an Aero Fan duster, which was being pulled by a Case International model #884 tractor. Because the hydraulic hose extending from the duster to the tractor became disconnected, Employee #1 climbed off the tractor, without shutting it off, to re-connect the hose. While he was between the tractor and the duster, the sleeve of his coveralls became entangled with the U-joint portion of the drive line and his arm was pulled and wrapped around the drive line. He sustained multiple fractures and a severe laceration of his left arm.

Keywords: clothing, fracture, vehicle in gear, agriculture, work rules, caught by, laceration, tractor, arm, entangled

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111941597 Hospitalized injury Fracture Farm workers

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