Auger Injuries

  • Grogono, B. J. S.


Attention is drawn to accidents caused by the auger used on the farm and in industry. The worst machine is the portable grain auger which produces severe, mutilating injuries of the forearm, hand or lower limb. There are large numbers of these portable conveyors in the Prairies, and probably 5000 or more in Manitoba alone. It is likely that some 120 amputations occur each year on the farm, and many of these are due to augers.


JOURNAL: Injury. 1973; 4(3): 247-257.

Note: Injury: British Journal of Accident Surgery.

NLOM ID#: 73214340

Publication #: 73214340

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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