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Retiree/part-time farmer killed when run over by bush hog.

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 95KY017, 1995 May; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20026314
Abstract
A 64-year-old male retiree and part-time farmer was killed when he fell from his tractor and was run over by the edge of the bush-hog attachment. The victim had been repairing a tractor tire earlier in the day. He was apparently trying to drive the tractor into a garage when he lost control and fell or was knocked from the tractor seat to the ground, falling between the tractor and the bush hog. The KY FACE investigator concluded that, in order to prevent similar occurrences, tractor operators should: 1. Retrofit tractors with operator restraint systems (seatbelts) and Roll Over Protective Structures (ROPS). 2. Additionally, it is recommended that older operators of farm equipment have regular medical examinations by a qualified physician.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Farmers; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Tractors; Traumatic-injuries; Region-4
Publication Date
19950502
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB2012-110787
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-95KY017; 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