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Farmer dies after tractor he was driving rolled over on him.

Minnesota Department of Health
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 96MN088, 1996 Mar; :1-3
An 62-year-old farmer (victim) died of injuries he sustained when the tractor he was driving overturned. On the day of the incident, the victim was driving a farm tractor on a blacktop surfaced public road. The tractor was not equipped with a rollover protective structure or a seat belt. While the victim drove north on the road, the right wheels of the tractor gradually left the surface of the road. The right side wheels entered the ditch on the east side of the road and the tractor overturned. A resident of the area was about to drive onto the road and noticed the victim driving the tractor shortly before the incident. Moments later she noticed a cloud of dust rising from the ditch. She drove to the scene and discovered the victim beneath the tractor. She returned to her residence and placed a call to emergency rescue personnel. They arrived at the scene shortly after being notified and pronounced the victim dead at the scene. MN FACE investigators concluded that 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; and 2. operators of tractors should maintain safe operating speeds at all times.
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; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Equipment-operators; Protective-equipment; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Farmers; Tractors
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Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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Cooperative Agreement
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FACE-96MN088; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-507283
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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Minnesota Department of Health
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