Inspection: 1538136.015 - Highland Turf, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Hlth Effect
Highland Turf, Inc.
2775 Keysville Road
Keymar, MD 21757
4539 Sykesville Road, Finksburg, MD 21048
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 111940/Hay Farming
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 08/31/2021
Case Closed: 09/03/2021
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