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Tractor overturn.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1997 Sep; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20027866
Abstract
A 23-year-old farmer was killed when the tractor he was operating overturned on him. The victim had been trimming trees on an access road to a farm. He had a graffle fork and bucket on the tractor and it had trimmings from the trees in it. He was backing the tractor down a dirt/gravel road and the left rear wheel went off the road down an embankment angled at approximately 40 degrees. The tractor rolled over trapping the victim underneath. This tractor was not equipped with a rollover protective structure (ROPS). The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The Nebraska Department of Labor investigator concluded that to prevent future similar occurrences: 1. Tractors should be equipped with rollover protective structures and operator restraint systems. 2. Manufacturers of tractors should actively publicize retro-fit ROPS kits for tractors and make them readily available at or near their cost.
Keywords
Region-7; 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; Farmers; Tractors; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment
Publication Date
19970905
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1997
NTIS Accession No.
PB2011-100745
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-97NE010; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-709864
SIC Code
NAICS-11
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NE
Performing Organization
Nebraska Department of Labor
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