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Accident: 170207070 - Employee'S Forearm Fractured When Caught In Shaft

Accident: 170207070 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 07/25/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11176146607/26/19910721West Side Produce
Employee #1 was leaning on the wheel shaft of an automatic field irrigator. The shaft began rotating and the cover guard slipped backward. Employee #1's sweater became entangled in the revolving U-joint. She tried to pull herself free, but could not. Employee #1 sustained a fracture and laceration(s) on her left forearm.
Keywords: clothing, fracture, cover, rotating shaft, agriculture, work rules, slip, laceration, entangled, irrigation equipment
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111761466 Hospitalized injury Fracture Farm workers

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