Farm work consistently ranks as one of the most dangerous jobs in America. As recently as 2015, it placed fourth on the Department of Labor’s list of most dangerous occupations. The country’s more than 2 million agricultural employees are constantly working with heavy equipment and livestock. Transportation incidents, led by tractor rollovers, are the single most lethal hazard that farm workers face, killing about 100 of them every year. The best way to protect these workers is to equip tractors with Roll-Over Protection Structures that safeguard the operator in the case of a rollover. But less than 60 percent of the country’s tractors are equipped with these devices.
If you’ve been seriously injured in a tractor rollover accident, the Ohio and Kentucky personal injury lawyers at Burg Simpson can help. Call our Cincinnati office at 513-852-5600 so we can discuss your case or fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form.