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Accident: 201522828 - Employee Arm Is Amputated In Rotating Unit

Accident: 201522828 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 02/06/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10917408602/07/20075154Middlesex Live Stock Auction
On February 6, 2007, Employee #1, while attempting to access the seat of a (rear entry) Farmall Super M tractor, slipped on the icy surface of the tractor. The employee's right arm caught on a protruding piece of the unguarded power take-off unit (PTO), which energized the New Holland (Model Number 213) manure spreader. The PTO was spinning at 540 rpm, and the unit wrapped the employee's arm around the rotating unit. Employee #1's lower arm was amputated at the elbow. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: rotating parts, amputated, slip, caught by, tractor, arm, power take-off
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109174086 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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