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Accident: 954370 - Employee Killed When Head Strikes Tractor'S Protective Cage

Accident: 954370 -- Report ID: 0355118 -- Event Date: 12/21/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12660495812/22/19951629Bartlett Tree Experts
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on December 21, 1995, Employee #1 was clearing brush from around a water settlement pond. To stabilize himself, he tied a rope around himself while a coworker held the other end. A tractor with a bush hog was mowing grass in the area. The loose end of the rope became wrapped around the bush hog. The rope was pulled from the coworker's grip and pulled Employee #1 into the tractor's protective cage. Employee #1 died of head injuries.
Keywords: head, unsecured, work rules, rops, struck against, tractor, bush hog
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126604958 Fatality Concussion Supervisors, n.e.c.

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