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Accident: 81437.015 - Employee Strikes Power Line With Auger And Is Electrocuted

Accident: 81437.015 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 11/30/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1109835.01511/30/20150132128675 - Rankin Farms, Inc.
At 9:00 a.m. on November 30, 2015, an employee and a coworker were working on a farm. The employee was pushing Feterl 8' x 60' grain auger by hand in an uprigh t configuration while holding onto the wire cage guard at the receiving end (low est to the ground). The coworker was positioned approximately 2' forward of empl oyee, closer to the raised end and was assisting with pushing the auger. It was raining at the time and both were standing on the wet ground. The coworker was wearing a pair of rubber boots and the employee was wearing a pair of brown, lea ther work boots. The auger made contact with a 13,200 volt power lines and beca me energized. The coworker was thrown approximately 5-6 feet away and survived. The employee was electrocuted.
Keywords: agriculture, agriculture machinery/vehicle, auger, electrocuted
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1109835.015 31 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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