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Accident: 201493236 - Worker Is Struck And Killed By Falling Wind Machine Blade

Accident: 201493236 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 03/10/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31291423703/10/20100171Etchegaray Farms, Llc
At 10:15 a.m. on March 10, 2010, Employee #1 was working for Etchegaray Farms, LLC. He was in a blueberry field, maintaining a wind machine, when the tower section of the machine started to shake violently. This shaking caused two of the machine's blades to fracture and fall. As Employee #1 tried to shut down the machine, one of the blades struck him in the head, killing him.
Keywords: fracture, head, maintenance, agriculture, vibrations, struck by, blade, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312914237 Fatality Fracture Machinery maintenance occupations

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