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Agriculture 2017, 7(12), 97; doi:10.3390/agriculture7120097

The Analysis of the Cause-Effect Relation between Tractor Overturns and Traumatic Lesions Suffered by Drivers and Passengers: A Crucial Step in the Reconstruction of Accident Dynamics and the Improvement of Prevention

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Department of Medical Area, Forensic Medicine Section, University of Udine, Piazzale S. Maria della Misericordia 15, 33100 Udine, Italy
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Department of Agricultural, Food, Environmental and Animal Sciences, Agricultural Engineering Section, University of Udine, Via delle Scienze 208, 33100 Udine, Italy
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Sofia & Silaq Corporate Spin-Off, University of Udine, Via Zanon 16, 33100 Udine, Italy
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Received: 5 October 2017 / Revised: 26 November 2017 / Accepted: 27 November 2017 / Published: 2 December 2017
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Abstract

The evaluation of the dynamics of accidents involving the overturning of farm tractors is difficult for both engineers and coroners. A clear reconstruction of the causes, vectorial forces, speed, acceleration, timing and direction of rear, front and side rollovers may be complicated by the complexity of the lesions, the absence of witnesses and the death of the operator, and sometimes also by multiple overturns. Careful analysis of the death scene, vehicle, traumatic lesions and their comparison with the mechanical structures of the vehicle and the morphology of the terrain, should help experts to reconstruct the dynamics of accidents and may help in the design of new preventive equipment and procedures. View Full-Text
Keywords: farm tractor; occupational accidents; prevention farm tractor; occupational accidents; prevention
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Moreschi, C.; Da Broi, U.; Cividino, S.R.S.; Gubiani, R.; Pergher, G.; Vello, M.; Rinaldi, F. The Analysis of the Cause-Effect Relation between Tractor Overturns and Traumatic Lesions Suffered by Drivers and Passengers: A Crucial Step in the Reconstruction of Accident Dynamics and the Improvement of Prevention. Agriculture 2017, 7, 97.

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