Farmer killed in tractor rollover.
NIOSH 1997 Dec; :1-3
A 44-year-old male farmer (the victim) was killed when his tractor rolled over into a ditch. He had been driving the tractor, pulling a rotary mower, on a public road that borders his farm. As he came down a hill, the rotary mower began to weave and eventually the tractor flipped over into a ditch. Because of the deteriorated condition of the tractor the connection between it and the rotary mower was broken so that when the tractor turned over, the mower remained upright. Although a passing motorist pulled the tractor off the victim with his truck immediately following the rollover, the victim died at the scene. In order to prevent similar occurrences, the KY FACE investigator recommends that: 1. equipment be maintained in good working order; and, 2. older tractors be retrofitted with rollover protective structures (ROPS) and seatbelts.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Farmers; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Tractors; Traumatic-injuries; Region-4; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Equipment-operators; Equipment-reliability
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Kentucky Department of Health Services