the five year period 1960-1964 Wisconsin averaged 81 fatal
farm accidents per year.
(83 percent) of the accident fatalities that occur on farms
are among farm residents.
larger proportion of males (73.5 percent) then females (46.4
percent) are accidentally killed on the farm while at work.
percent of the fatal accidents are among persons below age
25, forty-three percent are among persons aged 25-64 and
the remaining 25 percent are among persons aged 65 and over.
42 percent of Wisconsin's fatal farm accidents are attributable
to tractors. Other farm machinery accounts for 15.5 percent
and falls 15.8 percent.
children (below age 15) 29.3 percent of the fatal accidents
involve tractors, and 28 percent involve other machinery.
July and August account for almost 35 percent of the fatal
farm accidents. June and July are the worst months, each
with 13.5 percent of the fatalities.
accidents are concentrated during the morning and afternoon
hours best suited for field work.
two-thirds of the victims die within one hour of the accident.
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