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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170764476 - Employee'S Foot Injured When Crushed By Crawler Tractor

Accident: 170764476 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 05/31/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12558678406/05/19980762Buchanan Ranch
Employee #1, a new employee at a vineyard, was sent to sulfur dust vines with a Lamborghini TIR1053 crawler tractor, motor #54322. He jump started (hot wired) the tractor and drove to the barn to hook up the duster, parking on a hill and leaving the engine in neutral. Employee #1 was working on the power take-off connection when the tractor began to roll down the hill. He attempted to jump out of the tractor's way but his heel became caught and was crushed between it and a concrete structure. Employee #1 suffered a lacerated heel, a severed Achilles tendon, four fractured toes, and a crushed instep. The brake on the tractor had not been fully set.
Keywords: fracture, tendon, vehicle in gear, brake, agriculture, work rules, farm machinery, caught between, tractor, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125586784 Hospitalized injury Amputation Farm workers

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