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Accident: 201079134 - Employee'S Clothing Caught By Shaft, Injuring Leg

Accident: 201079134 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 04/10/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31534827604/16/20130139Rocket Farms Herbs

At about 8:00 a.m. on April 9, 2013, Employee #1, with Rocket Farms Herbs, was assisting a coworker, a tractor operator, while the tractor (Kubota; Model Number: 9000; Mudder tractor; Serial Number: 64783) was pulling a metal greenhouse structure post (approximately 6 ft long) out of the ground. In addition to the tractor, the post was removed using a Post machine (ID 891-70; Serial Number: 092850-R1). Employee #1 was attempting to help pull out the post, as it was stuck. Employee #1 reached in, and his hoodie sweatshirt got caught on the aluminum trough-shaped strip on the post. This pulled Employee #1 around the post. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. Employee #1 was hospitalized on April 10, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., and he received treatment at the hospital for at least eight days. The cause of this accident was that Employee #1 was attempting to reach in, when his loose clothing got caught on the revolving structure post.

Keywords: clothing, support posts, rotating shaft, caught by, tractor, leg

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315348276 Hospitalized injury Other Machinery maintenance occupations

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