Farm Machinery Safety: Injuries Associated with Grain Augers in Australia

  • 46 pages

  • Published: 11 Sep 2006

  • Author(s): Athanasiov, A., Fragar, L., Gupta, M.

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Injury on farms and its prevention is a key issue for Australian agriculture and horticulture industries, and the common causes of farm injury have been well documented in reports and papers.

This report is one of a series of reports of in depth investigations into preventable risk factors associated with operation of specific items of farm machinery.

Grain and feed augers are found on many farms, and may in constant or frequent use in the grains and livestock industries. This report establishes that most augers in use on farms have significant safety risks and a multifaceted approach to reducing risk of death and serious injury has been recommended.