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[Accidents affecting potato harvesters].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature220265
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 1993 Sep 27;155(39):3131-2
Publication Type
Article
Date
Sep-27-1993
Author
J U Hansen
Author Affiliation
Ortopaedkirurgisk afdeling, Odense Sygehus.
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 1993 Sep 27;155(39):3131-2
Date
Sep-27-1993
Language
Danish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Accidents, Occupational - prevention & control
Adult
Agricultural Workers' Diseases - etiology - prevention & control
Arm Injuries - etiology - prevention & control - surgery
Denmark
Hand Injuries - etiology - prevention & control - surgery
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Abstract
During industrialization in agriculture, many farming machines have been introduced. It is well-known that farming is a dangerous workplace and that farm machinery cause many serious accidents every year. Four cases of accidents with potato harvesters are discussed. In three of four cases the farmers were injured while cleaning the machine without stopping it, which probably was the main cause of the accidents. Farmers are in general not careful enough when using farm machinery. Every year, farmers in Denmark are severely invalided in accidents with potato harvesters. A strategy to lower the accidents is proposed: 1. Information of farmers, farmer schools, machine constructors and importers about mechanisms of injury. 2. A better education of farmers in using potato harvesters (and other farming machines). 3. Better fencing of the potato harvesters. 4. If possibly constructional changes in the potato harvesters so things will not get stuck, or so that the machine will stop if things stuck. 5. Installation of switches on potato harvesters, which can be reached from all positions, stopping the machines immediately, or a remote switch control carried by the farmer.
PubMed ID
8212405 View in PubMed
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[Hand injuries in the users of hydraulic wood-cutters].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature203597
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 1998 Dec 7;160(50):7255-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-7-1998
Author
R. Holm
Author Affiliation
Odense Universitetshospital, Ulykkes Analyse Gruppen UAG.
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 1998 Dec 7;160(50):7255-8
Date
Dec-7-1998
Language
Danish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Accidents, Home - prevention & control
Accidents, Occupational - prevention & control
Amputation, Traumatic - etiology - surgery
Denmark
Equipment Safety
Female
Finger Injuries - etiology - prevention & control - surgery
Hand Injuries - etiology - prevention & control - surgery
Humans
Male
Retrospective Studies
Wood
Abstract
This study has been carried out in order to suggest possible prophylactic recommendations. We investigated the type of injuries, the type of logsplitter used, the injury circumstances and the safety measures. Fifty-two patients were included. There were a total of 21 crushing injuries with amputations of fingers, hand, on forearm. Nine replantations, two revascularisations and seven amputations were carried out. Eighty-eight percent of the patients had their hand in the splitting area. Sixty-seven percent had not received any instructions on how to operate the machinery. In 58% of the cases two or more persons were operating the logsplitter and 40% of the machines had no emergency stop button. The hazards mentioned above influenced the injury frequence and severity. We therefore recommend improved prophylactic measures and precautions to be considered. For the old machines a campaign will be necessary, and for new logsplitters we recommend implementation of new standards.
PubMed ID
9859724 View in PubMed
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