Power Take-off Injuries

  • Heeg, M.;
  • Klasen, H. J.;
  • ten Duis, Henk J.


Accidents with power take-off mechanisms often cause very serious injuries. In this study the clinical data and circumstances of the accidents of 14 patients who suffered a power take-off accident were analyzed. From a total of 38 fractures, three primary and three secondary amputations were necessary. Fifty per cent of the accidents were due to human negligence, indicating the need not only for better safety shields but also for improved safety practices.


JOURNAL: Injury. 1986 17(1): 28-30.

Note: Injury: British Journal of Accident Surgery.

NLOM ID#: 87032320 .

Publication #: 87032320

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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