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Farmer killed in tractor rollover.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1998 Aug; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20027886
Abstract
An 86-year-old farmer was killed when the tractor he was operating rolled down a 20 foot embankment. The tractor did not have a Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) and the tractor crushed the victim as it rolled over him. The victim had been building a dam of soil and rocks. He was leveling the top of the dam with a blade attached to the back of the tractor. One of the rear wheels of the tractor apparently slipped over the edge of the dam causing the tractor to roll over. It appeared the tractor rolled over once and crushed the farmer as it rolled over him. The victim was found lying face down at the edge of a pond at the base of the embankment. 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. Tractor operators should ensure they are using the proper implement for the job being performed.
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; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment; Farmers; Tractors; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture
Publication Date
19980810
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
PB2011-100100
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-98NE012; 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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