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Inspection: 302687389 - Moon Nurseries Of Md., Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 1
Report ID: 0352410
Open Date: 05/05/1999
Moon Nurseries Of Md., Inc.
145 Moon Road Chesapeake City, MD 21915
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0181/Ornamental Floriculture and Nursery Products
Employee'S Leg Injured When Caught Against Trailer Hitch
Employee #1, a 19-year-old nursery worker, was standing at the tongue of a trailer while a coworker backed a Massey-Ferguson farm tractor, model 135, toward the trailer to hitch them together. The coworker stopped and dismounted to help Employee #1 with the connection. As he left his seat, the tractor, which was in reverse gear, rolled backward and pinned Employee #1 against the trailer tongue. He was hospitalized with severe bruising and torn muscles in his left leg. Neither Employee #1 nor the coworker had received operational instructions.
vehicle in gear, agriculture, work rules, farm machinery, trailer hitch, caught between, crushed, untrained, backing up, leg
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