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Accident: 201481033 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Dairy Feed Augers

Accident: 201481033 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 02/12/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11979543302/12/19980241T & J Bylsma
On February 12, 1998, Employee #1, a sole proprietor, was fatally injured when he apparently fell into a mobile cattle feeder that was equipped with an auger driven by a tractor power take-off. The feeder was manufactured by Case Schwartz. The feeder was used to process silage, and to place it into feed troughs by means of a chute attached to the unit. The feeder was not self-propelled, but was pulled by a tractor. It was equipped with a non-motorized auger that is powered by means of the power take-off unit of the tractor that tows it. Employee #1 was working alone; there were no witnesses to the accident. However, based on an evaluation of the scene, Employee #1 climbed up onto the feeder and accidentally fell in. Why Employee #1 climbed up onto the feeder, and how he fell into the unit could not be determined.
Keywords: farm machinery, crushed, auger, fall, tractor, power take-off
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119795433 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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