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Accident: 130539.015 - Employee Catches Clothing In Spinning Pto Auger, Later Dies

Accident: 130539.015 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 10/19/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1498659.01510/20/2020Reginald Boyce
At 1:00 p.m. on October 19, 2020, an employee pushed down on a Bush Hog Model #2 101 Post Hole Digger attachment while the auger was beginning to spin. The emplo yee caught his clothing in power take off (PTO) auger shaft causing him to be vi olently twisted around the shaft. The employee suffered numerous lacerations to his arms, chest, abdomen, and internally to his liver, heart and lungs, and late r died.
Keywords: abdomen, arm, auger, auger mechanism, caught by, caught in, chest, clothing, guard, heart, laceration, landscaper, landscaping, liver, lung, machine guarding, rotating parts, rotating shaft, shaft, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1498659.015 38 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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