Farmer drowns in tractor rollover in Wyoming.
NIOSH 1993 Sep; :1-3
A 71 year old male rancher died from injuries suffered while mowing a horse pasture adjacent to a creek behind his house. The victim had borrowed a tractor and mower from a neighbor and, while mowing, had tipped the tractor over and become pinned under it. He was found by the owner of the tractor five days after the incident had occurred. Evidence at the scene indicates that the victim had been pinned under the tractor tire with his face in the water of a creek that the tractor had fallen into. He had apparently attempted to extricate himself but the attempt was futile. 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. Schedule hazardous routine ranch duties so that elderly family members won't be subjected to added risk.
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; Farmers; Tractors; Age-factors; 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
Wyoming Department of Health