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Motocross track owner killed when tractor overturned.

Authors
New Jersey Department of Health
Source
NIOSH 2004 Sep; :1-11
NIOSHTIC No.
20026750
Abstract
On October 18, 2003, a 50-year-old co-owner of a motocross track died when he was crushed under an overturned 1949 farm tractor he was operating to groom a sandy motocross track. His tractor was climbing a sandy berm and pulling a steel I-beam to smooth out the ruts left by riders on the track. The I-beam, connected to the tractor by a chain, became imbedded in the loose, sandy soil and may have exerted resistance to the forward motion of the vehicle. Since the bulk of the weight of the tractor was in the rear, the tractor flipped back and over, and landed on the victim, crushing him. There were no witnesses to the incident. NJ FACE investigators recommend following the following safety guidelines to prevent similar incidents: 1. Alternative vehicles should be utilized for maintaining a motocross track. 2. Tractors should be retrofitted with Roll-Over Protective Structures (ROPS). 3. Education and training on safe use of equipment should be provided to all equipment operators. 4. Employers should conduct a job hazard analysis of all work activities.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Region-2; Tractors; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-operations; Work-performance; Work-practices; Equipment-operators; Equipment-reliability; Agricultural-machinery
Publication Date
20040923
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
PB2006-112828
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
FACE-03NJ093; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-207088; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008345
SIC Code
NAICS-71
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NJ
Performing Organization
New Jersey Department of Health
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