Rancher dies in off-road tractor rollover in Wyoming.
NIOSH 1993 Sep; :1-3
A 92 year old male rancher died from injuries suffered when the tractor he was driving backed down a ditch and overturned with the victim being thrown under the vehicle. The elderly victim had been digging trenches on ranch land about 2 miles away from the nearest highway, attempting to drain some large puddles from a two-track road. The tractor apparently rolled down a small hill and overturned. The victim was found some two hours after the incident occurred, lying on his back under the tractor with both feet on the ground with his knees slightly bent his head resting on a log. Employers may be able to minimize the potential for occurrence of this type of incident through the following precautions: 1. Discouraging elderly family members from working alone around farm machinery. 2. Attempting to conduct necessary maintenance/repair to farm & ranch roads before an elderly family member can decide to do it himself.
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; Equipment-operators; Age-factors; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Tractors
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Wyoming Department of Health