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Accident: 170787634 - Employee Injured When Run Over By Farm Tractor

Accident: 170787634 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 08/09/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12579943712/17/19970161Joe Heidrick Enterprises Inc
At approximately 8:00 p.m. on August 9, 1997, Employee #1, of Joe Hendrick Enterprises, was returning from a sunflower field he had been discing to refuel his small Ford 2000 low-profile diesel tractor. He pulled into the service yard and drove next to the fuel wagon. Employee #1 was starting to dismount when he accidentally released the clutch, causing the tractor to jump forward. Employee #1 was thrown to the ground in front of the rear wheel, which ran over him as the tractor moved forward. The disc was raised but he suffered internal injuries, including a severe liver contusion; he was transported to Woodland Memorial Hospital for treatment. Employee #1 did not shut off the engine or set the emergency brake before attempting to get off the tractor. He also shifted incorrectly, leaving the vehicle in gear.
Keywords: vehicle in gear, brake, agriculture, work rules, farm machinery, liver, fall, tractor, contusion, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125799437 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Farm workers

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