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Accident: 170844005 - Employee'S Arm Injured When Caught In Drive Shaft

Accident: 170844005 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 05/03/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12559664305/04/20000172William Hill Winery
Employee #1, a tractor operator at a vineyard, was adjusting the side sway of a PTO-driven three-point mounted flail mower attached to a new Holland-Ford 3830 wheeled tractor. He was kneeling to adjust a bolt approximately 2 in. from the turning PTO drive shaft when his coattail became caught in the spinning drive shaft. He was pulled in, sustaining fractures to his upper right arm and a dislocated right elbow. There was no guard on the PTO drive shaft and Employee #1 had not shut off the tractor motor before starting to make adjustments.
Keywords: clothing, fracture, maintenance, agriculture, work rules, caught by, arm, drive shaft, power take-off, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125596643 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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