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A farmer was killed when he was run over by a combine.

Oklahoma State 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 03OK032, 2003 Nov; :1-4
A 60-year old farmer died on May 15, 2003 from injuries received when he was run over while servicing a combine. Scene conditions indicated that the combine was left running while the victim attempted to add hydraulic fluid. During this maintenance, the combine suddenly moved forward. The victim was run over by the rear tire. After circling the field, the combine ran over the victim a second time. There were no witnesses to the incident. The decedent's wife found him after 9:00 p.m. that evening and reported the incident to local authorities. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Oklahoma Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OKFACE) investigators concluded that to prevent similar occurrences, farm equipment owners/operators should: 1. Follow manufacturer's recommendations and safe work practices when operating farm equipment. 2. Inspect work areas and equipment before performing a task to identify actual and potential hazards and determine methods of control. 3. Ensure that personnel maintaining or servicing farm equipment are trained, competent to perform the required work, and practice proper farm safety procedures.
Region-6; 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-workers; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Agriculture; Equipment-operators; Equipment-reliability; Farmers; Tractors; Training
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Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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Cooperative Agreement
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FACE-03OK032; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-613938
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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Oklahoma State Department of Health
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division