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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1538136.015 - Highland Turf, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Hlth Effect


Inspection Nr: 1538136.015
Report ID: 0352470
Date Opened: 06/18/2021

Site Address:
Highland Turf, Inc.
2775 Keysville Road
Keymar, MD 21757

Mailing Address:
4539 Sykesville Road, Finksburg, MD 21048

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 111940/Hay Farming

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/31/2021


Case Closed: 09/03/2021

Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 136560.015
Event: 06/18/2021
Employee Is Pinned And Killed Between Stacked Bales Of Hay

At 9:30 a.m. on June 18, 2021, an employee was working for a hay farm. He was op erating a John Deere model 4040 farm tractor. It was pulling a New Holland model 1037 pull-type stacker wagon. He was using the farm equipment to stack bales of hay on farm land. For some reason, he got down from the tractor and climbed up onto the lowered hydraulic gate of the New Holland stacker wagon. He did not dis engage the power take-off (PTO). In such a state, the stack wagon remained fully functional. The hydraulic gate rose up and pinned the employee between the stac ked bales of hay in the wagon and those on the hydraulic gate. The employee was found by his parents pinned between the bales of hay. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He had been killed.

Keywords:agriculture, agriculture machinery/vehicle, caught between, caught in, farm machinery, lockout, machine cycled, pinned, power take-off

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1538136.015 Fatality
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