Farm youth dies after tractor he was driving rolled over on him.
NIOSH 1994 Nov; :1-3
A 10-year-old male (victim) died from injuries sustained when the tractor he was driving overturned. The victim was driving the tractor on a public highway, pulling a baler and a hayrack loaded with bales of hay. He was driving east on the public highway and attempted to make a right turn onto a gravel road. When the rear wheels of the tractor left the asphalt surface and contacted the gravel road, the tractor began to slide. The momentum of the baler, hayrack, and the load of hay apparently caused the tractor to slide to the edge of the road and overturn. The tractor rolled 180 degrees to the side and came to rest in an inverted position at the edge of the road. The victim was pinned underneath the tractor as a result of the rollover. MN FACE investigators concluded that, in order to reduce the likelihood of similar occurrences, the following guidelines should be followed: 1. all tractors should be equipped with a rollover protective structure and a seat belt; 2. operators of tractors should maintain safe operating speeds at all times; and 3. operators of tractors should tow only one machine or equipment while driving on roadways.
Region-5; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Protective-equipment; Farmers; Tractors; Equipment-design; Equipment-operators; Safety-belts; Age-factors; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Minnesota Department of Health