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Accident: 170617468 - Employee Injured When Caught By Ram Of Cotton Pusher

Accident: 170617468 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 10/08/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12577652612/05/19960724Borba Agri Business Services
Employee #1 was working at a cotton gin when the cotton pusher, the machine that brings the cotton down into the baler, became stuck. He shut down the system and locked it out electrically; however, he did not shut off the air pressure and bleed down the line before getting into the cotton pusher to free up the ram. Employee #1 had cleared the ram when it moved back suddenly, catching his upper torso and right arm against the frame of the machine. Employee #1 sustained injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: air pressure, agriculture, work rules, torso, lockout, caught between, cotton gin, arm, ram
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125776526 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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