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Accident: 171061849 - Employee'S Ankle And Fibula Fractured In Hay Baler

Accident: 171061849 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 02/12/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30441404802/12/20020723The Cooper Group
Employee #1 was standing on a slippery hay table and asked a coworker to activate the baler machine. Once activated, the compressed bale passes through the knotter under hydraulic ram pressure. The rammed bale of hay struck Employee #1 in his lower legs and pushed his feet in front of the hydraulically-driven pusher. The pusher pushed his feet against the steel frame and fractured his left ankle and right fibula.
Keywords: hydraulic ram, fracture, pinned, crushed, baler, slippery surface, struck by, ankle, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304414048 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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