Farmer crushed in stacker.
NIOSH 1998 Jan; :1-4
A 57-year-old farmer was killed when he was caught between the lower tailgate and the upper tailgate of a stacking machine. He had been stacking corn stalks and for some reason went to the rear of the stacker. The tractor, which was connected to the stacker and provided operating power to the stacker, was left running. There was also a dog in the cab of the tractor. While the victim was at the rear of the stacker, he was crushed when the lower tailgate was raised. The dog possibly could have bumped or leaned against the hydraulic controls, which caused the lower tailgate to raise. The Nebraska Department of Labor investigator concluded that to prevent future similar occurrences: 1. Power to activate the stacker should be shut off prior to working in or around the stacker. 2. Animals should not be left unattended in areas where they could activate machinery.
Region-7; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Equipment-operators; Farmers; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Animals; Tractors
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Nebraska Department of Labor