Hay Baler Injuries

  • Masters, Frank W.;
  • McKinnon, Douglas A.;
  • Robinson, David W.


The critical review of 12 cases of trauma produced by hay baler accidents has shown a characteristically devastating pattern of injury to the upper extremity, requiring some form of amputation in 50 per cent of the individuals.

  • The treatment consists of conservation of all viable tissue and bone, followed by reconstruction of the individual defects.
  • If incapacitating injury is to be prevented, greater emphasis must be placed upon safety education of the farmer and safety engineering of the equipment.


JOURNAL: J Trauma. 1967; 7(2): 265-274.

Note: Journal of Trauma.

NLOM ID#: 67094738

Publication #: 67094738

This document was extracted from the CDC-NIOSH Epidemiology of Farm Related Injuries: Bibliography With Abstracts, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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