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Accident: 170068993 - Employee Killed When Run Over By Unmanned Tractor

Accident: 170068993 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 10/26/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11957344210/27/19950115Ernest Butler
Employee #1 was assigned to mow the stalks in a corn field with a John Deere tractor, model #4040, serial #4321. The tractor started while he was not in the cab; he either fell to the ground or was on the ground for an unknown reason when he was run over. The mower attached to the tractor dragged him approximately 100 yards before depositing his body alongside the road. His neck was severely lacerated and he was killed. The mower blade was not in operation at the time.
Keywords: vehicle in gear, agriculture, dragged, laceration, neck, tractor, unmanned, run over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119573442 Fatality Cut/Laceration Farm workers

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