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Farmer killed when tractor overturns on embankment.

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 97KY019, 1997 May; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20026361
Abstract
A 44-year-old cattle farmer was killed when the tricycle tractor he was operating overturned. As was his usual practice, the victim had backed the tractor out of the shed near his home, turned to the right and was driving forward, down the embankment to the road which led to the highway. His cattle barn and pasture were located a short distance from his house (1-2 miles), and he regularly drove the tractor there to tend the cattle. On this day, however, the tractor flipped as he came over the embankment, rolling onto the victim. He died at the scene. In order to prevent similar fatalities, the FACE investigator recommends: 1. Older tractors should be retrofitted with rollover protective structures (ROPS) and seatbelts. 2. Front-end counterweights should be used to improve traction and stability. 3. Tractor operators should take terrain into consideration when performing any operation, and make adjustments as necessary to accommodate to it.
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
19970509
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1997
NTIS Accession No.
PB2011-101369
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-97KY019; 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
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