Farmer is run over by disc after falling from tractor.
NIOSH 1995 Aug; :1-2
Because access to the scene and inspection of the equipment were not possible in this case, a partial inspection was done. Conclusions cannot be drawn from the evidence collected. A 68-year-old farmer died when he fell from his tractor into the path of an attached disc. The victim had begun discing a tobacco field about 3:00 p.m., minutes after his wife and son left for second-shift work at a factory. After completing one field, he proceeded to a second field to complete the afternoon's work. The second field was across a small gulley. As the victim drove the tractor through the gulley, he fell from the moving tractor and was run over by the disc.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Farmers; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Tractors; Traumatic-injuries; Region-4
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Kentucky Department of Health Services