Power take-off injuries are uncommon, but serious and potentially fatal. Seven cases are reported demonstrating the violent trauma that can be incurred. The danger associated with use of machines with this and other power equipment is emphasized. Safety shields should be improved, and operators educated about the importance of retaining the shields and using the machinery properly at all times.
JOURNAL AND NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE ID#
JOURNAL: J Trauma. 1978; 18(2): 134-136.
Note: Journal of Trauma.NLOM ID#: 78133060 .
Publication #: 78133060
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