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Accident: 170247316 - Employee Killed In Tractor P.T.O. Shaft

Accident: 170247316 -- Report ID: 1055350 -- Event Date: 06/14/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11132449706/14/19930175Bozarth Fruit Farms

Between 10:00 and 10:30 a.m. on June 14, 1993, Employee #1, a tractor operator, was filling a LV300 Bean spray tank connected to an M.F. 235 farm tractor. Apparently, Employee #1 became caught in the power take-off (P.T.O.) shaft that was turning the mixer in the spray tank. It seems likely that Employee #1 reached down with his right hand to remove some grass from the sprayer frame, which is positioned just below the P.T.O. shaft coupler at the front of the sprayer, when a protruding bolt caught his raincoat sleeve. Employee #1 was pulled into the turning shaft and killed.

Keywords: clothing, agriculture, work rules, equipment operator, caught by, shaft, bolt, tractor, power take-off, inattention

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111324497 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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