of 66 farm accidents requiring medical care occurring in Dane
County, Wisconsin, in the summer of 1956 has been made by
means of personal interview, standard questionnaire, and on-the-spot
visits. The results of these studies have been compared with
those of others reported in the literature.
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falls, and animals account for the majority of accidents
and often result from unfamiliarity with the object, poor
state of repair, and carelessness.
most accidents, human factors outweighed the mechanical.
Children and the aged(60 to 69) constituted special risks.
Fatigue, working after hours, and hurrying were common in
accidents. Medical disability was infrequently associated.
most common injuries were fractures, lacerations, contusions
and abrasions in that order. Hospitalization was necessary
for only 13 of the 66 (20%), but was expensive since an
average hospital stay of 14 days was involved. In all 66
cases, a total of 1,391 days of partial disability resulted,
an average of 21 days per accident. Approximately half the
victims had total insurance coverage, and 19 others were
of the accident victims had taken formal training in farm
role of the rural physician in prevention of farm accidents
and in minimizing their consequences is discussed.
Wis Med J. 1958; 57: 118-126.
Wisconsin Medical Journal.
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