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Accident: 132802.015 - Employee Is Killed When Caught By Rotating Parts Of Power Ta

Accident: 132802.015 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 01/08/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1512157.01501/11/2021102387 - Klaphake Feed Mill Inc
On January 8, 2021, an employee was power washing a turkey barn using a power wa sher attached to a power takeoff device (PTO) powered by a tractor. The employee had finished washing the barn and was likely winterizing the pump by adding ant ifreeze when the incident occurred. In order to add antifreeze to the pump, the PTO shaft would have been running and the spray hose would have to be pulled in order to get the antifreeze to circulate in the pump. The employee was found on his knees with his left arm wrapped around the shaft on the PTO device, which wa s located between the tractor and the power washing equipment. The employee was likely caught by the unguarded rotating parts of the PTO device, which killed hi m.
Keywords: agriculture machinery/vehicle, barn, belt, caught by, cleaning, guard, hose, machine guarding, power take-off, pulley, pump, rotating parts, rotating shaft, tractor, unguarded, water hose
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1512157.015 32 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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