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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202600102 - Employee Pins Leg Between Tractor And Attachment, Is Injured

Accident: 202600102 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 12/24/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31348176401/06/20105261Growers Transplanting, Inc.
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on December 24, 2009, Employee #1 was removing wooden posts (dimensions of 4 in. by 4 ft) that had supported a greenhouse and secured within a cement base. The site of greenhouse was owned by Growers Transplanting Incorporation and located in Watsonville, CA. Employee #1 was operating a backhoe, which he had never used before. A coworker assisted him and showed him how to use the attachment to remove the first post. As Employee #1 attempted to remove the second post, a pin holding the attachment to the tractor slipped off or broke, and the attachment pinned his left leg against the tractor. Coworkers ran to assist him and free him by removing the attachment. He was transported to Watsonville Community Hospital, where he received treatment and was released.
Keywords: pinned, tractor, backhoe, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313481764 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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