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Farmer killed in tractor rollover.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1996 Sep; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20026350
Abstract
On August 22, 1996, a 75-year-old farmer was killed when the tractor he was operating rolled over onto him. He was using a 1979 IH Farmall 140, towing a flatbed wagon along the perimeter of a tobacco patch. As he turned left to proceed around the field, the left tractor wheels went over an embankment, causing the tractor to roll over. The victim was crushed under the rear wheel of the overturned tractor and died of traumatic asphyxia due to chest injuries. He was discovered by his son two hours after the incident when he did not return to the farmhouse for lunch. In order to prevent similar incidents, the KY FACE investigator concluded that: 1. to provide protection for operators, tractors should be retrofitted with Roll Over Protective Structures (ROPS) and seatbelts.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Farmers; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-equipment; Tractors; Traumatic-injuries; Region-4; Safety-belts
Publication Date
19960919
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1996
NTIS Accession No.
PB2012-105544
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-96KY088; 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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