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Accident: 130377.015 - Employee Is Killed When Pulled Into Harvester

Accident: 130377.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 10/15/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1497587.01510/15/2020Willoughby Brothers Llc
At 5:30 a.m. on October 15, 2020, an employee was greasing the spinach harvestin g machine with a grease gun for routine maintenance. There were no direct witnes ses to the accident however the employee was last observed on the ground greasin g the machine by a coworker who left the area to retrieve a water tank. When th e coworker returned to the area, he found the employee on the platform, not movi ng, with his hoodie caught around the shaft of the machine. The coworker climbed up the ladder and pulled the cord to stop machine. Emergency services were cal led, and the employee pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: agriculture machinery/vehicle, caught in, crushed, harvester, maintenance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1497587.015 32 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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