A one year study of 2139 Michigan farms indicated that accidents occurred at the rate of 20.6 accidents per million man hours of farm-work exposure. Male accident rates were higher than female and youth under 15 years of age had higher rates than more mature workers. Size of farm and type of accidents when amount of exposure were taken into account in calculating rates.
A more uniform design and procedure for gathering farm accident data is needed. Findings of various statewide farm accident studies should be comparable so that it would be possible to pool available farm accident data.
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SOURCE: St. Joseph, Michigan: American Society of Agricultural Engineers; 1968. 9.
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