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Part-time farmer dies after tractor leaves public roadway and overturns.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1994 Aug; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20026282
Abstract
A 58 year old part-time farmer, on route to his home, was killed when the tractor he was operating ran off the road and over turned. The victim was traveling west on state route 32 at approximately 1:15 pm on Saturday May 21, 1994. The victim had just completed plowing a neighbor's vegetable garden and was driving the half mile home to his farm at the time of the incident. The right front wheel of the tractor edged off the roadway on to the narrow shoulder and over an embankment. The tractor momentum and the steep embankment caused the tractor to turn over on to the victim. The KY FACE investigator concluded that, to prevent similar occurrences tractor owners and operators should: 1. Contact their county extension agent, local equipment dealer or equipment manufacturer to see if retro-fit rollover protection and operator restraint systems are available for this equipment.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-belts; Safety-education; Safety-practices; Farmers; Tractors; Traumatic-injuries; Region-4
Publication Date
19940802
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
FACE-94KY043; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-409879
SIC Code
NAICS-11
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
KY
Performing Organization
Kentucky Department of Health Services
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