Farmer killed when caught in hay baler.
NIOSH 1997 Jan; :1-2
A 48-year-old part-time farmer was using a roll baler to bale hay on his farm around noon on a Saturday. Although there were no eyewitnesses to the event, it is believed that a machine malfunction occurred and he got off the tractor to try and force hay into the baler with his foot. His shoe or his pant leg became entangled in the tines of the baler and he was pulled into the machine. In order to prevent similar incidents, FACE investigators recommend that: 1. machinery always be turned off before the operator gets off or attempts to work on it; 2. equipment be maintained in good working condition; and, 3. when possible, operators of heavy equipment should not work alone.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Farmers; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-practices; Traumatic-injuries; Region-4; Machine-operators
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Kentucky Department of Health Services