What is a crush point?

A crush point exists at the point where two objects meet. The objects can be moving toward each other, or one object can be moving toward a stationary object. Crush points are hazardous because the objects coming together can easily crush body parts. The most common example of a crush-point hazard is the attachment to the drawbar of a tractor. Other examples of crush point hazards include three-point hitches and components moved by hydraulic cylinders.

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