Farm tractor overturns crushing part-time farmer/dentist.
NIOSH 1995 Apr; :1-6
A 41-year-old male part-time farmer/dentist (the victim) was crushed when the borrowed vintage farm tractor he was operating flipped over while attempting to pull out recently cut sapling stumps out of the ground with a log chain. The vintage farm tractor was not equipped with a Rollover Protection System (ROPS) or seat restraints. The victim had used the borrowed vintage tractor many times before without incident. In this incident the rear hitch was missing and the victim preceded to secured the log chain around the tractor seat causing the tractor to flip end over end onto the victim when the power was applied. The FACE investigator concluded in order to prevent similar occurrences' farmers should: 1. Equip any age tractor with a Rollover Protection System (ROPS) and seat restraints. 2. Only use equipment as intended by the manufacture. Read, understand, and follow manufacture's information manual if one is available. 3. Only use the rear hitch to tow loads.
Region-5; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Tractors; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Farmers
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Indiana State Department of Health