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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260021 B02 11/13/1987 12/16/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19260300 B02 11/13/1987 12/16/1987 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 694562 Event: 10/23/1987Employee'S Arms Amputated By Rotating Auger Drive Shaft
Employee #1 and a coworker were drilling post holes for a fence. Employee #1 was operating a homemade post hole auger from a Ford 4610 tractor. The auger was dull and would not drill the hard soil. He got down from the tractor and with the auger still operating pushed on the auger for additional digging force. His clothing became caught by an extended bolt in a universal joint of the auger drive shaft, which was turning approximately 1600 rpm. Employee #1's arms were pulled off just below the shoulders and he was hospitalized.
Keywords: clothing, amputated, inadequate maint, rotating shaft, work rules, equipment operator, caught by, bolt, auger, arm
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 105704845 Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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