Assessment of Tractor and Agricultural Machine Accidents Happened in Agricultural Enterprises of Çumra Town of Konya Province

Aykut Alçayır, Haydar Hacıseferoğulları
2017 Selcuk Journal of Agricultural and Food Sciences  
Tractor and agricultural machinery accidents happened in the last 20 years in Çumra town of Konya province were investigated in this study. All of the producers involved in accidents constituted research population. Complete enumeration method was used and questionnaires were applied to 43 agricultural enterprises through face-to-face meetings. Survey results revealed that 95.30% of the enterprises were dealing with plant production activities and average land size was 189.7 da. Number of
more » ... duals per accident was identified as 1.74; 95.30% of the individuals involved in accidents were male; a tractor was involved in 41.90% of the accidents and 20.90% of these accidents happened with a trailer. Of the investigated accidents, 39.505 happened while working in the field; 58.105 happened afternoon; 34.90% happened as rollover. With regard to reasons of accidents, 32.60% were resulted from inattention, 20.90% resulted from pto-shaft accidents, 11.60% were resulted from overloads and surface impurities, 7.0% were resulted from lack of safety measures, 4.705 were resulted from overspeed and 2.30% were resulted from organ caught-ins to belt-pulley.
doi:10.15316/sjafs.2017.51 fatcat:avpi7fkahzbyvipqvlwfcdzwba