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Part-time farmer is killed in ROPS equipped tractor roll over.

Authors
Kentucky Department of Health Services
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 94KY091, 1994 Dec; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20026297
Abstract
A 60 year old male minister and part-time farmer began mowing a 15 acre field near his home at about 11:00 am. Operating a farm tractor with a side sickle bar mower attached to the right side, he proceeded around the perimeter of the field. One edge of the field dropped off steeply to a ravine. While making the second pass around the field the ground under the left wheels gave way causing the tractor to roll over. The tractor came to rest on the victim causing massive internal injuries. A Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) had been retro-fitted to the 1962 tractor about ten years prior to the incident. The tractor did not have a seat belt. The FACE investigator concluded that to prevent future similar occurrences, tractor operators should: 1. Equip tractors with seat belts when operating ROPS equipped tractors. Operators should wear seat belts when operating ROPS equipped tractors.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-practices; Farmers; Traumatic-injuries; Tractors; Region-4
Publication Date
19941207
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1995
Identifying No.
FACE-94KY091; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-409879
SIC Code
NAICS-11
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
KY; WV
Performing Organization
Kentucky Department of Health Services
Page last reviewed: March 11, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division