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Accident: 201492873 - Employee Suffers From Asphyxia When Pinned Beneath Bush Hog

Accident: 201492873 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 08/04/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31291308010/26/20099199Selma Public Works Department
At approximately 10:54 a.m. on August 4, 2009, Employee #1, a maintenance worker, was mowing a median strip along Golden State Boulevard with a Bush Hog 3008 Series Rotary Cutter, attached to a tractor. He became pinned underneath the rotary cutter when the frame lowered onto his chest as the hydraulic fluid leaked out. He was found by coworkers, not breathing, and was treated on site. He was then taken to Community Regional Medical Center for further treatment. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: chest, hydraulic lift, rotating parts, asphyxiated, pinned, crushed, tractor, bush hog
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312913080 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Machine operators, not specified

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