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Accident: 202287637 - Employee Killed When Run Over By Agricultural Vehicle

Accident: 202287637 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 03/20/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10931261103/20/19970761F & W Harvesting, Inc.
On March 20, 1997, Employee #1 and coworkers, of F & W Harvesting, Inc., were picking oranges at the Sorrell harvesting groves. Employee #1 finished picking and asked the driver of the "goat," a diesel-fueled, field-modified, GMC school bus, serial #T16PAAV576516, to transport his ladder and two tubs to the next grove. The driver agreed, and Employee #1 stood on the vehicle's fuel tank. He subsequently either slipped off or was knocked off the slippery tank surface by a tree branch. Employee #1 was run over by the vehicle's rear tires and was killed.
Keywords: vehicle, agriculture, work rules, slip, riding on equipment, fall, slippery surface, run over, motor vehicle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109312611 Fatality Fracture Farm workers

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