Tractor Rollover

Agriculture continues to be one of the most hazardous industries in the United States, accounting for 317 accidental deaths in 2004 alone, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the US Department of Labor. It is estimated that more than 80% of all accidents on a farm involve a tractor, and rollover accidents are the leading cause of tractor-related deaths. A side overturn is the most common type of rollover, and it usually happens when traveling on local roads. Other reasons for tractor rollovers are distracted operators, speed abuse, uneven ground and unsafe driving conditions.