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Accident: 200962793 - Employee'S Leg Injured When Caught Against Trailer Hitch

Accident: 200962793 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 05/04/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30268738905/05/19990181Moon Nurseries Of Md., Inc.
Employee #1, a 19-year-old nursery worker, was standing at the tongue of a trailer while a coworker backed a Massey-Ferguson farm tractor, model 135, toward the trailer to hitch them together. The coworker stopped and dismounted to help Employee #1 with the connection. As he left his seat, the tractor, which was in reverse gear, rolled backward and pinned Employee #1 against the trailer tongue. He was hospitalized with severe bruising and torn muscles in his left leg. Neither Employee #1 nor the coworker had received operational instructions.
Keywords: vehicle in gear, agriculture, work rules, farm machinery, trailer hitch, caught between, crushed, untrained, backing up, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302687389 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Nursery workers

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