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Farmer killed in tractor rollover.

Nebraska Department of Labor
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 98NE012, 1998 Aug; :1-4
An 86-year-old farmer was killed when the tractor he was operating rolled down a 20 foot embankment. The tractor did not have a Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) and the tractor crushed the victim as it rolled over him. he victim had been building a dam of soil and rocks. He was leveling the top of the dam with a blade attached to the back of the tractor. One of the rear wheels of the tractor apparently slipped over the edge of the dam causing the tractor to roll over. It appeared the tractor rolled over once and crushed the farmer as it rolled over him. The victim was found lying face down at the edge of a pond at the base of the embankment. The Nebraska Department of Labor investigator concluded that to prevent future similar occurrences: 1. Tractors should be equipped with rollover protective structures and operator restraint systems. 2. ractor operators should ensure they are using the proper implement for the job being performed.
Region-7; 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; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment; Farmers; Tractors; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture
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Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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Cooperative Agreement
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FACE-98NE012; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-709864
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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Nebraska Department of Labor
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