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Accident: 170207575 - Employee Injured When Clothing Caught By Rotating Shaft

Accident: 170207575 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 10/31/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11178700811/02/19903556Metzer Farms
Employee #1 climbed to the back of a tractor to advance the throttle and speed up the PTO-driven pump. As he was descending, his clothing became caught in the rotating shaft and he suffered a broken leg. He then fell to the ground, breaking both arms. The PTO-shaft on the 40-year-old farm model tractor had never been guarded. The employer, who had owned the vehicle for over 10 years, used it as a stationary piece of equipment.
Keywords: clothing, fracture, rotating shaft, work rules, caught by, tractor, arm, power take-off, unguarded, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111787008 Hospitalized injury Fracture Farm workers

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