Have You Suffered from a Tractor Injury or Rollover Caused by at Unsafe Workplace?
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With the varied uses of the tractor, many hazards exist for its operator. Knowledge of these dangers is critical. Have you or a loved one suffered from a tractor injury or death? Do you have an unsafe tractor lawsuit? Talk a law firm with a track record in settling unsafe construction accidents. Contact to Anapol Schwartz about your options. In 2003 Anapol Schwartz won a $14 million case for a worker because of an unsafe workplace.
A wheel tractor scraper is one of the most common pieces of heavy equipment on many construction sites. Tractor scrapers cut out large sections of earth in order to smooth out imperfections. Tractor scrapers have a large hopper where the dirt is collected to move to the dump area.
Tractors use their enormous engines to tow, drag, pull, and power a large variety of heavy loading, lifting, and transport machines. Unfortunately, these tractors are as dangerous as they are useful. The large number of heavy tractors on any given construction site means that at least one or more defective.
One such hazard that is associated with the tractor is the rollover. Tractor rollovers are the single largest cause of agricultural related deaths. Statistics from the National Institute for occupational safety and health show that tractor overturns are the single largest cause of death to young agricultural workers under the age of 25 and to older workers over the age of 55.
There are two kinds of tractor rollovers, a rear rollover and a side rollover. The rear tractor rollover occurs when the tractor overturns in the backward direction. Common causes are poor hitching for pulling, traveling up an incline too steep for the given tractor set-up, and improper ballasting. A rear rollover can occur in 1.5 seconds.
A side tractor rollover only takes 0.75 seconds to occur. Common causes of side tractor rollovers are traveling on hillsides that are too steep for the tractor, hauling an implement across a hillside, driving too close to a ditch, depressions, holes, rocks in the field, speed in turns, or pulling a heavy load which under certain circumstances may cause the tractor to jackknife and overturn.
Tractor accidents are common and can be debilitating and deadly. Don’t settle for workers compensation. The company you work for, contracted for, and the manufacturer of the tractor are all liable for your workplace safety. Contact a law firm with a track record fighting for tractor workplace safety. Start now with a free legal consultation about your tractor accident.