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County road maintenance worker died when he was run over by a rotary cutter.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 2001 Jan; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20027754
Abstract
A 64-year old county road maintenance worker died on July 7, 2000, from injuries received when he was run over by a rotary cutter (brush hog) powered by the tractor that he had been operating. OKFACE investigators concluded that to prevent similar occurrences employers should: 1. Develop written operating procedures for use by employees who operate tractors and similar types of equipment. 2. Train all operators in the use of safe operating procedures and conduct an evaluation of the training. 3. Periodically monitor and evaluate employee conformance with safe operating procedures and provide re-training and corrective action as necessary when the procedures are not followed. 4. Develop and implement a formal occupational health and safety management system that is focused on continual improvement. OKFACE investigators also concluded that tractor manufacturers should: 5. Consider installing as standard equipment an electronic interlock system that shuts off the vehicle motor whenever the transmission is in neutral and the safety belt is disconnected or the seat is dismounted without the parking brake having been set and should offer retrofit packages for vehicles not so equipped.
Keywords
Region-6; 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; Equipment-operators; Equipment-reliability; Maintenance-workers; Tractors; Machine-guarding
Publication Date
20010107
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
PB2010-114183
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-00OK040; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-613938
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OK
Performing Organization
Oklahoma State Department of Health
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