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Farm tractors and their hazards

Posted on November 12, 2014 4:22 pm under Product Liability

A tractor is a farming vehicle known for its role in mechanizing the farming industry. Tractors are important in moving farming implements for tilling the land, maintaining the landscape, clearing bushes, spreading fertilizers, and sowing the seeds.

Beyond its functional importance, farm tractors remain the greatest threat to human safety in the agriculture sector. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, agricultural tractors have tragically been associated with 1,533 deaths from 2003 to 2011, making it the leading cause of farm fatalities in the U.S.

Side and rear tractor overturn has been one of the most common causes of tractor injury and death in farms across the country. Although overturns are usually caused by heavy back loads and uneven terrain, a tractor’s defective design may cause the heavy equipment to rollover.

A poorly-designed and manufactured farm tractor poses a deadly risk among farm workers. If you believe your injury has been the result of a defective tractor in Madison, our team of qualified personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® is willing to assess your eligibility to file a case. Call us at (414) 271-0900 for a non-obligatory evaluation of your case.