Prison employee killed in tractor rollover.
NIOSH 1995 Apr; :1-4
A 36-year-old male prison recreation director was killed in a tractor rollover incident. The victim was driving the tractor down a sloping, S-curved driveway when he lost control. The tractor went over an embankment, rolled one-half turn, and came to rest on the victim. It was not equipped with a Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) or a seatbelt. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner. In order to prevent similar incidents, the KY FACE investigators concluded that: 1. Tractors should be retrofitted with Roll Over Protective Structures and seatbelts. 2. Employers should provide tractor operation training by safety professionals. 3. Equipment should be kept in good working condition. 4. Additionally, county officials should initiate a 911 emergency calling service.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Agricultural-machinery; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Tractors; Region-4; Traumatic-injuries
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Kentucky Department of Health Services