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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170897326 - Employee'S Back Fractured When Struck By Falling Bale

Accident: 170897326 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 10/30/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12025909811/01/19990762Woodland Farms, Inc
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on October 30, 1999, Employee #1, of Woodland Farms Inc., was in the driver's seat of a tractor, model MF-40, loading bales of feathers onto a truck when a bale fell 14 ft from the raised tractor scoop and struck him on the back. Employee #1 suffered one or more fractured vertebrae and was transported to the hospital, where he was treated and released after only four hours. He has since returned to work on modified duty, but he cannot bend his back in a normal way. The tractor was not equipped with ROPS or any other form of overhead protection.
Keywords: loading, fracture, agriculture, work rules, rops, overhead guard, back, struck by, falling object, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120259098 Hospitalized injury Fracture Managers, farms, except horticultural

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