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Stephanson has reported previously (9) that the farm accident situation in Canada is serious and demands attention. Specifically, the farm tractor is involved in a large number of accidents and fatalities and it has been suggested that many deaths would be prevented if tractor operators were protected with an approved anti-roll frame or cab. Information from the United States, New Zealand, Sweden, England, and Alberta illustrates the past and present situation and also the potential for the saving of life.United States The data in Table 1 show that 57 to 74 percent of the deaths due to tractor accidents are due to crushing of the operator in overturns. It appears that about 62 percent of the deaths are associated with upsets. Additional information gathered in Ohio indicates that about 40 percent of the total number of deaths are a result of sideways tipping and about 15 percent of the total are due to rear tips. About 4 percent are either due to forward tipping or are un known.
tractor operator roll over protection
Stephanson, B. T. 1968. TRACTOR OPERATOR ROLL OVER PROTECTION. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 10(1):23-28.
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