Young Worker’s Foot Crushed in Auger

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A young worker was loading wheat shorts using an auger when it got blocked. He tried to break the block with a shovel without success. So he used his foot, which got dragged towards the feed screw and crushed. The investigation concluded that the auger’s moving parts weren’t guarded. The CSST banned the use of the auger until the danger zone was protected and will fine the company [Transport Choquette, Govt. News Release, June 18, 2010].