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Accident: 200350411 - Farm Employee Dies Of Asphyxia Under Bush Hog

Accident: 200350411 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 08/15/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30196226210/16/19970191Bud Matthis
Employee #1, a farm worker with 35 years of experience, was at a residential site removing an obstruction from under a Bush Hog. He was under the unit when it began to roll, pinning him underneath. He died of asphyxia. There were no witnesses to the accident, but Employee #1 had apparently failed to use blocks to lockout a known defect in the hydraulic mechanism of the tractor.
Keywords: chock, maintenance, asphyxiated, agriculture, blocks, work rules, farm machinery, hydraulic tool, mech malfunction, bush hog
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301962262 Fatality Asphyxia Farm workers

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