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Farmer pinned under left rear tire of industrial tractor-loader with backhoe.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 2006 Jan; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
20029352
Abstract
On May 6, 2005, an 82-year-old male farmer was pinned under the left rear wheel of the John Deere 300-B industrial tractor-loader with backhoe. He was in the process of loading lime into a spreader so it could be distributed on his fields. He left the loader bucket in the air, and had not placed the tractor-loader in park. The engine was idling. It is presumed that as he was trying to exit or enter the tractor-loader, it began to roll down a slight incline and he was pinned under the left rear wheel. Neighbors who heard the tractor-loader idling looked out their window with binoculars and saw the victim under the left rear tractor wheel. They called 911. When emergency response arrived, he was declared dead at the scene. Recommendations: 1. Practice safe dismount procedures including lowering the bucket and locking the brakes or using the park-lock. 2. When parking a machine on a slope, position the machine at a right angle to the slope. 3. Do not try to re-enter moving machinery.
Keywords
Region-5; Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Work-analysis; Work-environment; Work-operations; Work-performance; Warning-devices; Equipment-operators; Farmers; Tractors; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture
Publication Date
20060117
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
PB2006-106715
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-05MI064; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-521205
SIC Code
NAICS-11
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MI
Performing Organization
Michigan State University
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