Shop worker run over by tractor.
NIOSH 1998 Feb; :1-4
A shop worker was killed when he was run over by a tractor he had been working on. He had just finished installing a loader on an older tractor and had just leveled the bucket. He apparently was going to start the tractor to check for proper operation of the loader attachment. He was standing on the ground in front of the tractor's left rear wheel and apparently reached up to crank up the tractor. The tractor was in second gear and moved forward, running over the victim and crushing his chest. A local rescue squad member was working in the same building as the victim and immediately responded. Efforts to revive the victim were unsuccessful due to massive internal injuries. The Nebraska Department of Labor investigator concluded that to prevent future similar occurrences employers should: 1. Ensure personnel are sitting at the controls of any piece of machinery being started and that no one is standing in its path. 2. Develop, implement and enforce a comprehensive safety program that includes, but is not limited to, training in all hazard recognition and abatement. 3. Consider implementing a spot inspection program to ensure all employees are complying with safety requirements and enforce consequences for noncompliance.
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; Safety-programs; Training; Tractors; Maintenance-workers
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Nebraska Department of Labor