Farm Machinery Safety: Injury Involving Tractor Run-Over

  • 60 pages

  • Published: 19 Sep 2006

  • Author(s): Miller, J., Fragar, L.

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Injury on farms and its prevention is a key issue for Australian agriculture and horticulture industries, and the common causes of farm injury have been well documented in reports and papers.

This report is one of a series of reports of in depth investigations into preventable risk factors associated with operation of specific items of farm machinery.

Death and serious injury caused by run-over by tractors on Australian farms has been identified as a major issue for agriculture and horticulture for several decades, and while manufacturers have been slowly incorporating improved design that reduce this risk, there has been no direct program aiming at reducing such risk. This report establishes key risk factors and suggests the basis for a multifaceted approach to reducing risk.