Jury Clears Tractor Manufacturer Kubota in Arkansas Man’s Death

January 8, 2018

A jury has rejected claims from the relatives of a man who died in a lawn mowing accident in North Little Rock in 2012.

Cedric Quinn Hill was found crushed to death under a Kubota L275 tractor in May 2012. His family filed a civil suit against the manufacturer and its Arkansas affiliate several months later, saying that the tractor was defective.

In December 2017, jurors rejected those claims and cleared Kubota of any responsibility in Hill’s death.

The lawsuit had argued that the tractor was defectively designed and that it lacked necessary safety equipment like a roll bar and seat belts.