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Accident: 14273189 - 16-Year-Old Employee Dies When Run Over By Potato Harvester

Accident: 14273189 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 09/25/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1806334709/27/19880134Guerrette Farms
Employee #1, age 16, of Guerrette Farms, Caribou, ME, was working behind a potato harvester. He had walked over to the right side of the harvester to pull potato tops out of the machine when the harvester suddenly turned, trapping his leg under one of the wheels. He was completely run over, and died of a crushed skull.
Keywords: wheel, maintenance, agriculture, harvester, crushed, skull, sharp turn, run over, inattention, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18063347 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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