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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-person crew to cut grass on the effluent side of town. During the cutting operation, the employee was operating a Yanmar Ex3200 compact tractor parallel to the slope with a belly mower and front end loader. While descending the slope (approximately between 27.5- 30 degrees from horizontal ) in a forward direction, the tractor began to slide downward and flipped an unknown number of times. The employee was ejected from the tractor and he was killed. The tractor was equipped with a seat belt and roll over protection structure (ROPS) but neither was in use at the time of the incident. Preliminary measurements of the slope indicate the tractor was operating beyond its manufactured capabilities as outlined in the operator's manual of 15 degrees and did not have rear ballast as outlined in the front loader operator's manual.
Keywords: slope, lawn mower, roll-over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1089115.015 55 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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