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Why bother with a ROPS retrofit.
Michigan Fatality Assessment & Control Evaluation
East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Department of Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, HA#8, 2006 Jul; :1-3
In Michigan, since 2001, there have been 21 tractor overturns to the side or rear that have resulted in the death of the tractor operator. None of the tractors involved in the overturns were equipped with a Rollover Protection Structure (ROPS) and seat belt. ROPS/seatbelt retrofits are available for most of the tractors used in Michigan. By wearing a seat belt in a ROPS-equipped tractor, the operator most likely will not die or suffer a serious injury during a tractor overturn because he/she is kept within the "zone of protection" provided by the ROPS.
Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Surveillance-programs; Workers; Humans; Accidents; Accident-prevention; Accident-analysis; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Farmers; Tractors; Engineering-controls; Control-technology; Injury-prevention
Why bother with a ROPS retrofit
Michigan State Department of Labor and Economic Growth
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