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A tractor operator dies when his tractor rolls over on him.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 2001 Sep; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20027282
Abstract
A 69-year-old equipment operator died when the tractor he was operating rolled-over as he attempted to make a left turn at the bottom of a steep ravine he had just descended. The victim was clearing the land and doing site preparation for a future housing development and golf course. A witness to the incident saw the unbuckled victim standing at the operator controls just prior to it rolling over. The tractor was equipped with the required rollover protective structure (ROPS) and seat belt. The front of the tractor was equipped with a clamshell type bucket with a capacity of approximately five yards. The bucket was in a raised position when it rolled over. The employer had no written Injury and Illness Prevention Program, written job hazard evaluations, or documented training programs for employees at the time of the incident. The CA/FACE investigator determined that, in order to prevent future occurrences, employers, as part of their Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) should: 1. Ensure that employees, when operating equipment, wear the seatbelt that is required with the equipment. 2. Ensure operators are trained and skilled in safe work practices, especially maneuvers that adversely affect the center of gravity and increase the likelihood of a tractor rollover.
Keywords
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Tractors; Equipment-operators; Training; Safety-belts; Construction-equipment; Construction-industry; Construction-workers
Publication Date
20010915
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
PB2007-111168
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-01CA002; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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