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Accident: 14348692 - Employee Killed When Struck By Rotating Blade Of Bush Hog

Accident: 14348692 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 07/23/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10124603107/27/19874923Southern Natural Gas Company
Employee #1 was a member of a work crew that had been detailed to clear a natural gas right-of-way along a road in Phoenix City, AL. One member of the crew was gathering hand equipment across the road. Employee #1 was clearing an approximately 6 ft deep ditch for bush hog cutting. A coworker was operating a Ford 3400 tractor equipped with the bush hog. The tractor was facing upslope when it rolled backward, pushing the bush hog unit into and over Employee #1. He died of multiple cuts and amputations.
Keywords: amputated, ditch, work rules, laceration, tractor, run over, slope, bush hog
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101246031 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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