report contains the results of the farm accident and illness
survey conducted in Tennessee in 1975. Here are some major
of all farm accidents occurred to the farm operator or members
of his family.
were involved in over 72% of the accidents reported.
of the injuries reported involved cuts, sprains, and bruises.
of all accidents reported required admittance to hospital.
and falls were the most common accident reported.
and arms were the most frequently injured part of the body.
and farm machinery were the objects most often involved
in reported accidents.
and Dairy farms had very high accident rates in comparison
to other type farming operations.
of all accidents reported involved only one person.
56% of all accidents reported were classified as severe.
of accidents reported occurred while person involved was
winter months of November, December, January, and February
showed the lowest accident rates.
average of 24 days were lost from work for each accident
average of 1.5 days per accident were spent in a hospital.
expenses averaged $171.09 per accident reported.
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Tennessee: National Safety Council, Tennessee Farm Bureau
Women, University of Tennessee Cooperative Extension Service;
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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