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Accident: 170843544 - Employee Injured When Arm Caught In Tractor Auger Shaft

Accident: 170843544 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 07/26/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12559099208/03/19990721Castle Vineyards
Employee #1 was standing near the PTO shaft and soil auger attached to the rear of a Kubota L4150(N) farm tractor when his left hand became caught in the PTO mechanism. He sustained a fractured left arm and his index and ring fingers were amputated. A guard was in place and the cause of the accident was not determined. It was speculated that Employee #1 may have tripped and fallen into the moving auger shaft. Employee #1 had been trained by the vineyard at which he was working.
Keywords: fracture, amputated, rotating shaft, agriculture, finger, farm machinery, tripped, auger, arm, power take-off
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125590992 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Farm workers

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