A 64-year-old male farmer was killed when the tractor he had been operating rolled onto him. The victim had completed his morning rounds on his farm when he apparently got off his tractor while on a steep slope. The victim walked in front of the tractor for an unknown reason. The tractor rolled forward, pushed the victim down and rolled over him. The victim was crushed by the weight of the tractor. The coroner estimated time of death at 7:00 am on Friday, June 3. The victim was found by his son on Sunday, June 5 at 11:40 pm.
- Parking brakes should be applied when the vehicle is stopped.
- Wheels should be chocked when parking on a sloped terrain.
Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, "Farmer Dies after Being Run over by Tractor While Checking Gas Wells" (1994). Fatality Case Reports--Tractors/Logging. 55.