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Farmer dies 2 months following a 10 foot fall from a hay wagon.

Wisconsin Department of Health & Family Services
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 92WI050, 1993 Jul; :1-2
A 68 year old white male farmer who had spent his life on the family farm, died as the result of a fall from a hay wagon. The farmer and his wife were loading a small hay wagon with baled hay which they were going to take into the field feeding area. The farmer was on the stacked bales (about 10 feet high) when he slipped or fell forward to the concrete barnyard. Conditions were dry, cold and sunny, it was approximately 9AM. The victim's wife was helping him but did not witness the incident as she had gone into the barn. The victim was taken to the hospital where he was admitted and died 2 months later. The Wisconsin FACE investigator concluded that, in order to prevent future similar occurrences, the employer should: 1. Develop, implement, and enforce a comprehensive safety program that includes but is not limited to a survey of the worksite to identify hazards and training in fall hazard recognition. 2. Consider and address worker safety in the planning phases of all projects.
Region-5; 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; Farmers; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-processes; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Training; Safety-programs
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Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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Cooperative Agreement
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FACE-92WI050; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-507081
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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Wisconsin Department of Health & Family Services
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