A tractor operator died when his tractor rolled over on him.
NIOSH 2004 Sep; :1-4
A 64-year-old equipment operator died when the tractor he was operating rolled over on him. He had been driving across a slope in a canyon while clearing trees and vegetation. A witness to the incident saw the tractor tumbling down the slope but did not see the victim exit the tractor. The tractor was equipped with a rollover protective structure (ROPS) and seat belt. The CA/FACE investigator determined that, in order to prevent future occurrences, employers, as part of their Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), should: 1. Ensure operators do not perform maneuvers that adversely affect the center of gravity and increase the likelihood of a tractor rollover. 2. Ensure operators are trained on the equipment they are assigned to operate and their achievement of skills is verified through a testing program.
Region-9; 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; Training; Protective-equipment; Protective-measures; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Safety-belts
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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