Fidrych, who was named the American League Rookie of the Year in 1976 as a 21-year-old pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, died from accidental asphyxia by suffocation on April 13, 2009, after his clothing became entangled in the power takeoff shaft
of his 1987 10-wheel Mack dump truck, according to authorities.
Tests also will include installation and alignment of the airframe-mounted auxiliary drive unit and its power takeoff shaft
According to the district attorney, the former pitcher appeared to have been working on his truck "when his clothes became entangled in the truck's power takeoff shaft.
It can take as little as one single thread or string from a parka or stand of loose hair for a person to become entangled in an open power takeoff shaft, according to the National Agriculture Database.
stopped the baler, turned the power takeoff shaft
(PTO) off, and had
Two did not have the power takeoff linkages properly adjusted, which resulted in the power takeoff shafts
rotating at higher than normal speeds; the seals are now shot and the pumps will have to be repaired.