The Mechanical Cornpicker

  • Nachlas, Nathan E.;
  • Schlenker, James D.


With the advent of the corn combine, the incidence of cornpicker injuries has declined over the past 20 years. As the result of increased storage costs for shelled corn from the combine, the cornpicker and its associated injuries may again become prevalent. Three patients are presented in order to illustrate injury severity and the poor prognosis despite early aggressive reconstructive procedures. Prevention of these injuries through safety counseling is most important.


JOURNAL: Ill Med J. 1981, 159(6): 371-374.

Note: Illinois Medical Journal.

NLOM ID#: 81239277 .

Publication #: 81239277

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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