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Farmer is killed when the tractor he was operating over turned.

Kentucky Department of Health Services
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 94KY100, 1994 Sep; :1-3
A 68 year old male farmer was killed when the tractor he was operating over turned. The victim was driving his tractor down the roadway to a farm near his home. He was hired to bush hog on a neighbor's property. The tractor was not equipped with a Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) or a seat belt. The tractor did have indicator lights mounted to the fenders but no Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) emblem. The tractor was towing a bush hog mounted on the three point hitch. The victim drove eastward on a public roadway to reach the property. Turning right from the roadway to a private drive he lost control of the tractor. The left front wheel went over an embankment causing the tractor to roll over coming to rest on the victim. A witness called the Emergency Medical Service (EMS). The county coroner arrived later to pronounce the victim dead. In order to prevent future fatalities of this type the FACE investigator recommends: 1. Tractors should be retro-fitted with Roll Over Protective Structures (ROPS) 2. Additionally, county officials should initiate 911 emergency response service.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-practices; Farmers; Traumatic-injuries; Tractors; Region-4
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Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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Cooperative Agreement
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FACE-94KY100; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-409879
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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Kentucky Department of Health Services