Farmer killed in tractor rollover.
NIOSH 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. The 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. Tractor 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
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Nebraska Department of Labor