Power Take-off Injuries

  • Gordon, Stanley L.;
  • Graham III, William P.;
  • Greer III, Robert B.;
  • Kalenak, Alexander E.;
  • Miller, Stephen H.


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: J Trauma. 1978; 18(2): 134-136.

Note: Journal of Trauma.

NLOM ID#: 78133060 .

Publication #: 78133060

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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