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Farmer is killed when he falls beneath moving combine.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 2003 Oct; :1-7
NIOSHTIC No.
20025906
Abstract
A 32-year-old farmer was killed when the combine he was operating ran over him. He had completed making initial adjustments to this machine and was just beginning to use it to harvest grass seed. Another worker operating a second combine in the same field witnessed the incident from a distance. The victim is reported to have exited the still moving combine and was observed walking slowly towards the rear of the machine as the combine continued to travel past him. The other operator and the victim's father believe that he may have stepped off the machine to observe its operation or check on something. The victim fell under the left rear wheel and was crushed. The reason the victim fell remains undetermined but it is believed that he stumbled or tripped on the uneven ground. Recommendations: 1. Farm operators should not assess for seed loss while the combine is operational or moving. 2. Stop the engine before doing any checks, adjustments, repairs, lubricating or clearing any obstruction, or when leaving the cab or operating platform for any reason. 3. Always maintain a safe distance from all moving machinery. 4. Rural emergency medical systems must have the ability to rapidly locate trauma victims and transport them to the appropriate level of care. Federal, state and local agencies should work together to encourage the development and deployment of Enhanced 911 (E-911) technology and systems.
Keywords
Region-10; Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Farmers; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Agricultural-processes; Agricultural-industry
Publication Date
20031004
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
PB2010-113195
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-03OR019; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-021204; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008324
SIC Code
NAICS-11
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OR
Performing Organization
Oregon Department of Human Services
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