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Accident: 201069960 - Employee Is Run Over By Industrial Tractor

Accident: 201069960 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 03/30/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30703387804/27/20068211Chula Vista Elementary School District
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on March 30, 2006, Employee #1 was working for the Chula Vista Elementary School District. He was operating a Hustler Model Number 4400 industrial tractor with a "plugger" unit attached to the front to aerate the ground at a school in Chula Vista, CA. The tractor bounced suddenly, throwing Employee #1 from the seat. The safety switch under the seat failed to operate properly, and the tractor kept moving forward without an operator. It ran over Employee #1, causing him to sustain numerous injuries, including puncture wounds in his chest and fractures. He was hospitalized. The tractor was not equipped with a rollover protective system (ROPS) or a seatbelt. The interlock system failed, and the seat switch did not deenergize the vehicle.
Keywords: chest, fracture, vehicle in gear, rops, seat belt, struck by, tractor, run over, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307033878 Hospitalized injury Puncture Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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