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Accident: 171054083 - Employee Injured When Run Over By Railroad Car

Accident: 171054083 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 03/04/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12675641003/11/19960139Dalton Farms
At approximately 5:00 p.m. on March 4, Employee #1 was at the Union Pacific Railroad yard, loading alfalfa cubes into two belly dump rail cars. He was standing atop one rail car, directing the flow of alfalfa from the conveyor. At the same time, this car was being repositioned by a tractor that was chained to one of the railroad cars. Employee #1 was struck by the conveyor, knocked from the top of the rail car, and fell to the tracks between the two belly dump units. Before the rail car could be stopped, it had run over both his legs and his left arm. Emergency medical services were summoned and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital.
Keywords: loading, agriculture, railroad tank car, work rules, railroad car, fall, struck by, run over, leg, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126756410 Hospitalized injury Amputation Farm workers

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