A Colorado farm wife was killed in a tractor run-over incident.
NIOSH 1991 May; :1-2
The 60 year-old wife of a farmer in Colorado was assisting her husband doing farm chores for a neighbor. The victim was attempting to connect a feed grinder to the draw bar of the tractor as her husband backed up the neighbor's tractor. She apparently slipped. Her husband was unable to stop the tractor in time due to lack of familiarity with the controls and faulty brakes on the tractor. The Colorado Department of Health investigator concluded that, to prevent future similar occurrences, employers should: 1. Inspect equipment prior to use to determine any faulty components and repair any unserviceable items prior to utilization; 2. Insure proper training on and familiarization with all equipment to be utilized; 3. Survey the work site to identify hazards. All employees should then be informed of the possible hazards and encouraged to report any unsafe work conditions.
Region-8; 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; Training; Equipment-operators; Equipment-reliability; Farmers; Tractors; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Women
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment