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Accident: 202312724 - Employee'S Arm And Hand Caught In Unguarded Drive Chain

Accident: 202312724 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 09/26/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11968600410/06/20000181Rio Farms
An employee was spreading compost via a mobile compost spreader attached to his tractor. During the operation the spreader developed a clog. The employee stopped the tractor leaving the engine running, and dismounted. The drive chain assembly of the mobile compost spreader was fully engaged. He decided to remove the clog; and inserted his right hand into the moving drive chain. The sleeve of his long sleeve shirt became caught in the drive chain assembly and pulled his hand and arm into the rotating mechanism. The employee was hospitalized with an amputation.
Keywords: chain, amputated, caught by, engine, clogged, tractor, arm, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119686004 Hospitalized injury Amputation Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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