Emergency response teams were dispatched to a region in Paloma of Calaveras County, on Thursday, January 31, where a man had been run over by a tractor. According to California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials, the accident occurred on a property along the 5600 block of Paloma Road. A medical helicopter was called to the accident, located near Goodfell Road off Highway 26. The person involved in the industrial accident has been identified as a 37-year old male, whose name has not been included in reports. Emergency responders have clarified that the tractor rolled over the man, but what caused the tractor to flip has not yet been determined. The helicopter transported the patient to the Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. The extent of his injuries is unknown. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been informed of the situation and will be investigating this accident.
Tractor Safety: Rollovers
I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno, California Farm Tractor Accident Lawyer. Every year, thousands of American farmers are hurt in tractor-related accidents. Unfortunately, an accident like a tractor rollover can leave a farmer with injuries that make it impossible for them to continue their work. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that there are nearly 250 fatal tractor rollover accidents every year in the United States.
Central Valley Tractor Accident Kills Two
A tractor accident in Fresno County recently killed two women. Many of us face the risk of similar accidents every day on our rural and farming roads throughout our California counties.
Farm Accidents Can be Deadly
Not many people realize that farming is one of the deadliest professions in the world. More than half of the 335,000 workplace fatalities around the globe occur in agriculture. In the United States, agriculture has been the deadliest U.S. industry every year for the past decade, beating mining and construction in deaths per 100,000 workers. In addition to the high number of fatalities that occur on farms annually, thousands of injuries take place that are often severe and sometimes even catastrophic in nature.