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Accident: 100815.015 - Employee Is Injured While Operating Post Hole Auger

Accident: 100815.015 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 11/07/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1277970.01511/17/2017R.E. Merlo General Farming Inc.
At 1:30 p.m. on November 7, 2017, an employee was operating a post hole auger. D uring work, the employee had difficulty stabilizing the auger. As a result, the post hole auger grabbed his pant leg and his left leg became entangled in the eq uipment. The employee sustained a fractured femur and lacerations to the genital region, which he was hospitalized and received treatment.
Keywords: agriculture, agriculture machinery/vehicle, auger, clothing, fracture, leg, lost control
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1277970.015 34 M Hospitalized injury Farm workers

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