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Prison employee killed in tractor rollover.

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 95KY015, 1995 Apr; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20026313
Abstract
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.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Agricultural-machinery; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Tractors; Region-4; Traumatic-injuries
Publication Date
19950424
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB2012-110786
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-95KY015; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-409879
SIC Code
NAICS-92
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