Farm Accidents


Farming is naturally a hazardous occupation. The hazards are increased by poverty, which entails poor training and poor equipment.

Accident prevention as applied to industry is not easily applicable to farming, but improvement is possible, perhaps by education.

A series of 370 farm injuries treated in the Mary McClellan Hospital, Cambridge, New York, as analyzed statistically, compares closely with a previously reported series from the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, New York.

Analysis of the exact causation of injury is presented. The greatest hazard on the farm is falling.

Suggestions for decreasing the accident rate on the farm consist chiefly of the application of care and common sense.


JOURNAL: N Y State J Med. 1942; 42: 2016- 2020.

Note: New York State Journal of Medicine.

This document was extracted from the CDC-NIOSH Epidemiology of Farm Related Injuries: Bibliography With Abstracts, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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