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Accident: 170220727 - Employee Killed When Impaled On Metal Scraper Handle

Accident: 170220727 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 10/25/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11487374801/27/19930191Wadsworth Farms Inc
On October 25, 1992, Employee #1, of Wadsworth Farms, Inc., was cleaning a dump truck with a long metal handled scraper. When he finished, he threw the scraper over the side of the truck box. It stuck in the ground with the handle end straight up. Employee #1, unaware of this, climbed over the side and jumped to the ground. He landed on the handle of the scraper, impaling himself. The scraper ran up into his body, killing him.
Keywords: scraper, impaled, agriculture, obstructed view, cleaning, torso, hand tool, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 114873748 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported

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