Fourteen accidents involving agricultural tractors are described.
If a driver is injured when a tractor overturns the chances are shown to be about one in four that he will be killed.
Tractor accidents are shown to have a much higher mortality and serious-injury rate than road-traffic accidents.
Tractor accidents produce injuries of the crush type, and the trunk is more likely to be injured than the head or extremities.
The type of man most likely to be involved in a tractor accident is one who is married, who is an experienced driver, and who is over 30 years old.
Tractors should be provided with safety frames that are strong enough to protect the drivers from being crushed should the vehicles overturn. none.JOURNAL AND NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE ID#
JOURNAL: Br Med J. 1965; 2(5453): 63-66.
Note: British Medical Journal.
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