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Accident: 791350 - Employee Injured By Flying Object While Mowing

Accident: 791350 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 08/23/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12478815908/23/19950175Don Joseph Helen Novick Don Joseph Trust #1 & Jayn
At approximately 3:05 p.m. on August 19, 1995, Employee #1, of Modoc Orchards, was operating a tractor pulling a mower. She was mowing the grass and weeds between the rows of fruit trees in an orchard when the power take-off came apart. Employee #1 was struck on the right side of her head by an unknown flying object. She was knocked unconscious, but the tractor continued, striking fruit trees and becoming lodged against a larger tree. The foreman came on the scene approximately five minutes later. Employee #1 was hospitalized with a head fracture, in critical condition.
Keywords: fracture, head, unconsciousness, agriculture, equipment failure, lawn mower, struck by, tractor, flying object, power take-off
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124788159 Hospitalized injury Fracture Farm workers

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