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Accident: 202492070 - Employee Is Killed When Run Over By Tractor

Accident: 202492070 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 10/20/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11991906610/20/20110112Mark Dewsnup Individual Dba Mark Dewsnup
At approximately 12:00 p.m. on October 20, 2011, Employee #1, a farm equipment operator, was using a stomper tractor to till rice stubble into a field. The employer indicated that the tractor's throttle cable apparently failed. He and Employee #1 improvised a method to drive the tractor out of the flooded rice field towards a levy to conduct repairs. The employer climbed onto the front left side of the tractor to manually operate the throttle in the engine compartment cable while Employee #1 remained in the cab to steer the tractor. When the employer pulled on the throttle, the tractor lunged forward, ejecting Employee #1 .The tractor's left rear wheel then ran over him. Employee #1 was killed. The employer indicated he was unaware that the tractor was in gear when he pulled the throttle.
Keywords: wheel, repair, vehicle in gear, wire rope, agriculture, farm machinery, equipment failure, tractor, run over, communication
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119919066 Fatality Other Farm workers

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