Farm worker struck by back-hoe in Missouri.
NIOSH 1997 Sep; :1-3
On March 21, 1997 a 48-year-old male farm worker was run over by a back-hoe. He was apparently preparing to move the back-hoe into a maintenance building on the farm. The victim was standing in front of the right rear tire of the back-hoe when he apparently started it while it was in gear. The back-hoe ran over him, then proceeded across the equipment lot before stopping against a trailer. The victim was a part-time intermittent farm worker. He had worked with the employer for many years and had a good knowledge of most the farm's equipment. The MO FACE investigator concluded that in order to prevent similar occurrences, all employers should: 1. ensure that all back-hoes and heavy equipment be started only when the operator is occupying the operator seat; 2. ensure all safety switches are maintained and interlocks are operational; 3. provide training to employee's in hazard recognition and avoidance, along with safe work practices.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Farmers; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Region-7; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Truck-drivers; Traumatic-injuries; Tractors; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Missouri Department of Health