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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 689950 - Employee Struck In Back By Portable Grain Auger

Accident: 689950 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 08/28/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10458813209/02/19865153Tri-Line Farmers Coop

EMPLOYEE #1 WAS USING A TRACTOR, ATTEMPTING TO REPOSITION A 57 FOOT LONG PORTABLE GRAIN AUGER ON UNEVEN GROUND. BOTH AUGER AND TRACTOR WERE EQUIPPED WITH STRAIGHT HITCH MEMBERS. THE EMPLOYEE SECURED THE HITCH WITH A PIN AND NAIL, THEN WRAPPED A CHAIN AROUND THE ENTIRE ASSEMBLY. HOWEVER, THE HITCH FAILED TO REMAIN SECURE. THE AUGER CAME UNHITCHED, UPENDED, THEN RECOILED AND STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1, WHO WAS SEATED ON THE TRACTOR. EMPLOYEE #1 SUFFERED TWO CRUSHED VERTEBRA. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT HE MAY SUFFER SOME PERMANENT PARALYSIS TO HIS LOWER EXTREMITIES (LEGS).

Keywords: unsecured, work rules, back, crushed, auger, struck by, vertebra

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104588132 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec

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