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A Colorado farm wife was killed in a tractor run-over incident.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1991 May; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20028549
Abstract
The 60 year-old wife of a farmer in Colorado was assisting her husband doing farm chores for a neighbor. The victim was attempting to connect a feed grinder to the draw bar of the tractor as her husband backed up the neighbor's tractor. She apparently slipped. Her husband was unable to stop the tractor in time due to lack of familiarity with the controls and faulty brakes on the tractor. The Colorado Department of Health investigator concluded that, to prevent future similar occurrences, employers should: 1. Inspect equipment prior to use to determine any faulty components and repair any unserviceable items prior to utilization; 2. Insure proper training on and familiarization with all equipment to be utilized; 3. Survey the work site to identify hazards. All employees should then be informed of the possible hazards and encouraged to report any unsafe work conditions.
Keywords
Region-8; 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; Training; Equipment-operators; Equipment-reliability; Farmers; Tractors; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Women
Publication Date
19910511
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1991
NTIS Accession No.
PB2009-108997
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-90CO058; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-808518
SIC Code
NAICS-11
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CO
Performing Organization
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
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