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A closer look at OSHA’s tractor driver instructions

Posted on January 13, 2015 11:38 am under Product Liability

The U.S. Department of Labor stated that between 2003 and 2011, 1,533 fatalities were recorded to have occurred in association with farm tractors. Farm tractors are considered among the top causes of debilitating injuries and deaths on farms, which prompted the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to come up with guidelines for driving and operating farm tractors:

  • Fasten your seatbelt when using tractors with a rollover protective structure
  • Do not operate at high speed, especially when driving on unstable surfaces, cornering, or crossing slopes
  • Never allow others to ride
  • As much as possible, do not operate near depressions
  • Use the appropriate hitch points and drawbars when hitching

No matter how careful a tractor driver might be, he could still be at risk of farm tractor injury due to a faulty farm tractor. If you believe an injurious farm accident has resulted from defective farm equipment, consult with our team of attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to get legal help in possibly filing for a claim. Call our Madison office at (414) 271-0900 for a free case assessment.