Farm Accidents Occurring in Children

  • Lucas, George L.;
  • Wirka, Herman W.


Sixteen cases of farm accidents occurring in children were evaluated with emphasis on the mechanism of injury, type of wound encountered, and general aspects of treatment. It is noted that proper control of this problem lies in preventive rather than therapeutic measures.

It is questionable whether much can be accomplished toward prevention of farm injuries without more responsiveness of the farmer to safety measures. If the farmer divorced his children from his work around machines, as the factory worker does, a sharp decrease in accidents of this type would occur.


JOURNAL: Wis Med J. 1963; 62(10): 405-409.

Note: Wisconsin Medical Journal.

NLOM ID#: No ID #.

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.

We are unable to supply copies of the full report cited in this entry. Readers are advised to use the following sources:

  • Author or publisher: articles are frequently available from the author or publisher.
  • Medical or other research libraries: these facilities often have the material on hand or know where it can be obtained. If available, each journal entry includes the appropriate National Library of Medicine unique identification number to aid in interlibrary loan requests.
  • Government: some U.S. Government-sponsored research reports, including ones out-of print, are available from the National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce.

Disclaimer and Reproduction Information: Information in NASD does not represent NIOSH policy. Information included in NASD appears by permission of the author and/or copyright holder. More