Farmer Starting Tractor From Ground Run Over by Tractor, Michigan

Michigan Case Report: 15MI066

SUMMARY

A male farmer in his 70s died when he was run over by his John Deere 3020 diesel tractor he was starting while standing on the ground. The decedent was planning to move some hay bales to feed the cows. The tractor had been driven into the pole barn and had been left in gear after its last use. When the tractor started, the rear wheel struck the decedent, pulling him under the wheel while the tractor moved forward. Friends who were working near the pole barn heard the decedent call out. …

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