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Accident: 201271483 - Employee Is Killed When Run Over By Unmanned Tractor

Accident: 201271483 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 05/08/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30471421505/08/20020241Blessed Valley Dairy Farm, Llc
Some time after 3:30 p.m. on May 8, 2002, Employee #1 was using a tractor with an attached manure spreader in a field. He had made two passes when, for an unknown reason, he stopped the tractor on a slope and left the cab. The equipment apparently began to roll and Employee #1 was run over and killed. His body was discovered the next morning at 5:00 a.m. The tractor was found with the kill switch in the OFF position and the ignition key also in the OFF position. The transmission lever was in neutral, the range select lever was in the "C" position, and the parking brake was not set.
Keywords: chock, vehicle in gear, brake, agriculture, work rules, farm machinery, tractor, unmanned, run over, slope
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304714215 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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