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Farmer killed when run over by tractor in barn.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1995 Apr; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20026312
Abstract
A 62-year-old male farmer was killed inside his barn on a Saturday afternoon after starting his tractor from a standing position. The victim was demonstrating recent repairs to the tractor for his brother-in-law; a new battery and starter had been installed. Standing beside the tractor, the victim reached for the ignition switch to turn the tractor on. The tractor was in gear; when he turned the key the tractor lurched forward, running over the victim, who died moments later. The KY FACE investigators concluded that, to prevent similar occurrences, farmers and other tractor operators should: 1. Never attempt to start a tractor unless seated in the driver's seat. 2. Additionally, 911 emergency calling service should be initiated countywide.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Farmers; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Tractors; Region-4
Publication Date
19950414
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB2012-110785
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-95KY011; 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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