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Accident: 79251.015 - Employee Operating A Tractor, Rolls Over And Is Killed

Accident: 79251.015 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 09/01/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1089115.01509/01/2015Mcdade Builders, Inc.
At 11:00 a.m. on September 1, 2015, an employee was working as part of a four-pe rson crew to cut grass on the effluent side of town. During the cutting operatio n, the employee was operating a Yanmar Ex3200 compact tractor parallel to the sl ope with a belly mower and front end loader. While descending the slope (approx imately between 27.5- 30 degrees from horizontal ) in a forward direction, the t ractor began to slide downward and flipped an unknown number of times. The emplo yee was ejected from the tractor and he was killed. The tractor was equipped wit h a seat belt and roll over protection structure (ROPS) but neither was in use a t the time of the incident. Preliminary measurements of the slope indicate the t ractor was operating beyond its manufactured capabilities as outlined in the ope rator's manual of 15 degrees and did not have rear ballast as outlined in the fr ont loader operator's manual.
Keywords: lawn mower, roll-over, slope
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1089115.015 55 M Fatality Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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