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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200674091 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Planter

Accident: 200674091 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 10/29/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30550285810/31/20020161J.E.T. Farms, Inc.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on October 29, 2002, Employee #1 parked a tractor, dismounted, and unhitched the planter attachment. During the operation, Employee #1 did not reset the load/depth control on the tractor per the manufacturer's recommendations. The planter rotated forward and crushed Employee #1 between the planter and the rear tire of the tractor. He was found approximately 30 minutes later by two coworkers. The trailer stands, which are designed to prevent tip-over, had previously been removed.

Keywords: agriculture, control lever, farm machinery, crushed, tractor

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305502858 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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